skelm

/ (ˈskɛləm) /

noun

Southern African informal a villain or crook

Word Origin for skelm

Afrikaans
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Example sentences from the Web for skelm

  • Oom Leeuw crept up slowly, quietly, like a skelm, behind Brother Bullfrog.

    Outa Karel's Stories|Sanni Metelerkamp