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  1. John,c1460–1529, English poet.
  2. Richard BernardRed, 1913–97, U.S. actor and comedian.
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Examples from the Web for skelton

Historical Examples

  • Ascham has the form 'huddermother' and Skelton 'hoder-moder.'

    The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

    William Shakespeare

  • He recalled Skelton, and threw him into the Tower for his rash conduct.

  • Lieutenant Skelton was chief engineer and photographer to the expedition.

  • I entered Skelton's (the tailor's) shop with the journeymen.

  • From Skelton to Fox the martyrologist, every man had some motive for throwing a stone at him.

    Ten Tudor Statesmen

    Arthur D. Innes

British Dictionary definitions for skelton


  1. John. ?1460–1529, English poet celebrated for his short rhyming lines using the rhythms of colloquial speech
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Derived FormsSkeltonic, adjective
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