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skiver

[ skahy-ver ]
/ ˈskaɪ vər /
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noun
a person or thing that skives.
a thin, soft leather made from sheepskin, used for hat linings and book bindings.
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Origin of skiver

First recorded in 1790–1800; skive + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for skiver (1 of 2)

skiver1
/ (ˈskaɪvə) /

noun
the tanned outer layer split from a skin
a person, tool, or machine that skives

British Dictionary definitions for skiver (2 of 2)

skiver2
/ (ˈskaɪvə) /

noun
British slang a person who persistently avoids work or responsibility
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