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skiff

[ skif ]
/ skɪf /
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noun
any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.
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Origin of skiff

1565–75; <early Italian schifo<Old High German scifship1

OTHER WORDS FROM skiff

skiffless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for skiff

skiff
/ (skɪf) /

noun
any of various small boats propelled by oars, sail, or motor

Word Origin for skiff

C18: from French esquif, from Old Italian schifo a boat, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German schif ship
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