skit

[ skit ]
/ skɪt /

noun

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

First recorded in 1565–75; of obscure origin
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skit

/ (skɪt) /

noun

a brief satirical theatrical sketch
a short satirical piece of writing
a trick or hoax

Word Origin for skit

C18: related to earlier verb skit to move rapidly, hence to score a satirical hit, probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse skjóta to shoot
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