skim

[ skim ]
/ skɪm /

verb (used with object), skimmed, skim·ming.

verb (used without object), skimmed, skim·ming.

noun

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Origin of skim

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English skymen, skemen, variant of scumen “to skim,” perhaps from Old French escumer “to remove scum”; see scum

OTHER WORDS FROM skim

un·skimmed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for skim

skim
/ (skɪm) /

verb skims, skimming or skimmed

noun

See also skim off

Word Origin for skim

C15 skimmen, probably from scumen to skim; see scum
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