skimming

[ skim-ing ]
/ ˈskɪm ɪŋ /

noun

Usually skimmings. something that is removed by skimming.
skimmings, Metallurgy. dross.
Slang. the practice of concealing gambling or other profits so as to avoid paying taxes, commissions, etc.

Origin of skimming

First recorded in 1400–50, skimming is from the late Middle English word skemmyng. See skim, -ing1

Definition for skimming (2 of 2)

skim
[ skim ]
/ skɪm /

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

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

noun

Origin of skim

1375–1425; late Middle English skymen, skemen, variant of scumen to skim; see scum

OTHER WORDS FROM skim

un·skimmed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for skimming

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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