[ skingk ]
/ skɪŋk /
verb (used with object) Scot. Dialect.
to serve (a beverage).
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of skink2
1350–1400; Middle English skynken < Middle Dutch schenken, schinken; cognate with Old English scencan, German schenken
Words nearby skink
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British Dictionary definitions for skinked
/ (skɪŋk) /
any lizard of the family Scincidae, commonest in tropical Africa and Asia, having reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with smooth scalesRelated adjective: scincoid
Word Origin for skink
C16: from Latin scincus a lizard, from Greek skinkos
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