[ skim-ing ]
/ ˈskɪm ɪŋ /


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.


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Origin of skimming

First recorded in 1400–50, skimming is from the late Middle English word skemmyng. See skim, -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for skimmings

/ (ˈskɪmɪŋz) /

pl n

material that is skimmed off a liquid
the froth containing concentrated ore removed during a flotation process
slag, scum, or impurities removed from molten metals
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