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skimmerton

[skim-er-tuh n]
noun Chiefly Hudson Valley.
  1. shivaree(def 1).
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Also skim·mel·ton [skim-uh l-tuh n] /ˈskɪm əl tən/.

Origin of skimmerton

compare, in Britain, skimmington, skim(m)iting a similar rural custom intended to ridicule an unfaithful or abusive husband or wife, orig., an effigy of the offending person; of uncertain origin
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