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Origin of skip

1
First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English verb skippen, perhaps from Old Norse skopa “to take a run” (compare Icelandic skoppa “to spin like a top, hop,” Swedish dialect skopa “to skip”); the noun is derivative of the verb

synonym study for skip

1. Skip, bound refer to an elastic, springing movement. To skip is to give a series of light, quick hops alternating the feet: to skip about. Bound suggests a series of long, rather vigorous leaps; it is also applied to a springing or leaping type of walking or running rapidly and actively: A dog came bounding up to meet him.

OTHER WORDS FROM skip

skip·ping·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH skip

hop, jump, skip

Other definitions for skip (2 of 3)

skip2
[ skip ]
/ skɪp /

noun
the captain of a curling or bowling team.
Informal. skipper1 (def. 1).
verb (used with object), skipped, skip·ping.
to serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).
Informal. skipper1 (def. 3).

Origin of skip

2
First recorded in 1820–30; short for skipper1

Other definitions for skip (3 of 3)

skip3
[ skip ]
/ skɪp /

noun
Mining. a metal box for carrying ore, hauled vertically or on an incline.

Origin of skip

3
First recorded in 1805–15; alteration of skep
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British Dictionary definitions for skip (1 of 4)

skip1
/ (skɪp) /

verb skips, skipping or skipped
noun
See also skip off

Word Origin for skip

C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse skopa to take a run, obsolete Swedish skuppa to skip

British Dictionary definitions for skip (2 of 4)

skip2
/ (skɪp) /

noun, verb skips, skipping or skipped
informal short for skipper 1
noun
the captain of a curling or bowls team

British Dictionary definitions for skip (3 of 4)

skip3
/ (skɪp) /

noun
a large open container for transporting building materials, etc
a cage used as a lift in mines, etc

Word Origin for skip

C19: variant of skep

British Dictionary definitions for skip (4 of 4)

skip4
/ (skɪp) /

noun
a college servant, esp of Trinity College, Dublin

Word Origin for skip

C17: probably shortened from archaic skip-kennel a footman or lackey (from skip 1 + kennel ²)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with skip

skip

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