Word Origin for skelm
Examples from the Web for skelm
Oom Leeuw crept up slowly, quietly, like a skelm, behind Brother Bullfrog.Outa Karel's Stories|Sanni Metelerkamp
Word Origin and History for skelm
also skellum, "a rascal, scamp, scoundrel," 1610s, from Dutch schelm, from German schelm "rascal, devil, pestilence, etc.," from Old High German scelmo. Used by Dryden, but "Now arch. (except in S.Africa)" [OED].