Dictionary.com

skiver

[ skahy-ver ]
/ ˈskaɪ vər /
Save This Word!

noun

a person or thing that skives.
a thin, soft leather made from sheepskin, used for hat linings and book bindings.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of skiver

First recorded in 1790–1800; skive + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learning At Home Just Got Easier!