verb skets, sketting or sketted (tr) South Wales dialect
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ABOUT THIS WORD
What else does sket mean?
Sket is yet another slang term for a promiscuous woman in the UK.
Unrelated is the 2000s Japanese manga series Sket Dance. Sket, in this case, is short for Support, Kindness, Encouragement, and Troubleshoot.
Where does sket come from?
Sket originated in the UK during the early 2000s in the slang of Multicultural London English. Its source is obscure, but it may be related to the Jamaican English skettel, or a woman who dresses in dancehall fashion. When you’re going dancing, you move your body. To get better movement, you wear fewer clothes. And, as double standards go, when women move their bodies and wear less clothing, you get called slut, apparently, or in this case, sket.
Sket is most familiar, and notorious, in the UK. In 2014, Manchester United Football Club player Rio Ferdinand was fined £25,000 and suspended for 3 games after tweeting the word sket. He had gotten into a Twitter fight with a critic, eventually insulting the user’s mother as sket to his 5.9 million followers.
In 2011, a London-set thriller film, called Sket, followed an interracial girl gang as they dealt drugs, dealt with family, and dealt revenge.
How is sket used in real life?
You must be a pure sket going near a boy who has a girlfriend 🤮 no excuses like there’s over a billion people in the world lol find your own boy
— paulina (@paulinaotola) August 15, 2018
— amaris (@amxris_) August 12, 2017
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Example sentences from the Web for sket
This is the non-dry option she presented: a vintage (2002) Sket from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany.