- a short literary piece of a humorous or satirical character.
- a short theatrical sketch or act, usually comical.
- a gibe or taunt.
- British Dialect. a joke or prank.
Origin of skit
Examples from the Web for skit
Contemporary Examples of skit
The skit also implies that executive orders are a new aspect of governance.SNL Parodies Schoolhouse Rock Hilariously, Gets A Lot Wrong
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
November 24, 2014
Nick Offerman stars in skit for ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’Home Depot Spoof Ad Shows That Robots Can’t Save Shoppers’ Marriages
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
November 3, 2014
The skit features Julia Louis-Dreyfus as an island-hungry TV star customer and that unique brand of Cranston-Paul chemistry.Shark-Eating Monsters, the Kid Emmys, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
August 24, 2014
Ferrell pulled out his iconic cowbell from the classic Blue Oÿster Cult SNL skit—and played the hell out of it!Viral Video of the Day: Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Drum-Off
May 23, 2014
The skit for presenting the “Best Kiss” award was, umm, cringe-worthy.The Best Moments of the MTV Movie Awards
April 14, 2014
Historical Examples of skit
My skit, it is needless to add, was very popular with the postmen.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
The skit was harmless enough, but it was of the Comstock grain.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
At your request I originally inscribed this skit to our whole party.The Great K. & A. Robbery
Paul Liechester Ford
The owl is probably a painter's skit of the screeching, scolding old hussy!Franz Hals
It's all very well; but how about that skit he went up to write on us?
- a brief satirical theatrical sketch
- a short satirical piece of writing
- a trick or hoax
Word Origin for skit
Word Origin and History for skit
"piece of light satire or caricature," 1820, from earlier sense "a satirical remark or reflection" (1727), originally (1570s) "a vain, frivolous, or wanton girl" (originally Scottish, now archaic), related to verb meaning "to shy or be skittish, caper, frolic" (1610s), perhaps from Old Norse skjuta "to shoot, move quickly" (see skittish).