[ skid-ee ]

adjective,skid·di·er, skid·di·est.
  1. tending to skid or cause skidding: a skiddy shopping cart; an icy, skiddy driveway.

Origin of skiddy

First recorded in 1900–05; skid + -y1

Words Nearby skiddy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use skiddy in a sentence

  • Mr. skiddy had now been a whole week a widower; time enough for a man in that condition to grow philosophical.

    Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
  • Anybody who thinks to circumvent Matilda Maria skiddy, must get up early in the morning, and find themselves too late at that.

    Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
  • The rosy-cheeked young woman looked at Mrs. skiddy, Mrs. skiddy looked at her, and Tommy looked at both of them.

    Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
  • As to skiddy, he continued at intervals to shed crocodile tears over his past short-comings, or rather his short-goings!

    Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
  • The premeditated and unmixed malice of Mrs. skiddy in leaving the baby, instead of Sammy or Johnny, was beyond question.

    Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern