- a homeless person who lives on the streets, sleeps in doorways or subways, etc.; derelict.
- a slovenly person.
Origin of skell
First recorded in 1950–55; perhaps shortening of skeleton
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Examples from the Web for skell
At last they heard the far-away voice of the dove, another of Skell's people, and then they gave up the useless pursuit.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
This was called Skeldale, or the vale of the Skell, a rivulet running through it from the west to the eastward part of it.Woodland Gleanings
Far below, the silver waters of the Skell meander softly amongst statues of tritons, throwing up innumerable fountain streams.