skinking

[ sking-king ]
/ ˈskɪŋ kɪŋ /

adjective Scot.

(of liquor, soup, etc.) watery; diluted or thin.

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Origin of skinking

First recorded in 1575–85; skink2 + -ing2

Definition for skinking (2 of 2)

skink2
[ skingk ]
/ skɪŋk /

verb (used with object) Scot. Dialect.

to serve (a beverage).

Origin of skink

2
1350–1400; Middle English skynken < Middle Dutch schenken, schinken; cognate with Old English scencan, German schenken
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British Dictionary definitions for skinking

skink
/ (skɪŋk) /

noun

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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