- (of liquor, soup, etc.) watery; diluted or thin.
Origin of skinking
- to serve (a beverage).
Origin of skink2
Examples from the Web for skinking
Historical Examples of skinking
That feat does not hinder them from their skinking, and it blunts not their intelligence thereat.
- 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
Word Origin and History for skinking
1580s, from Middle French scinc (Modern French scinque), from Latin scincus, from Greek skinkos, some kind of lizard common in Asia and North Africa, of unknown origin.