verb (used without object)
- skull and crossbones,
- skull session,
Origin of skulk
Examples from the Web for skulk
This is not a time to manipulate or skulk into situations sideways, attempting to give a false impression of nonchalance.
This species is found almost exclusively in salt marshes, where they skulk about like rats.Bird Guide|Chester A. Reed
Swindlers of 1844, with your peaceable annexation, do not skulk!The War With Mexico, Volume II (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
Soldiers were ravaging the country, and he and his flock were compelled to skulk about in the woods.The Lives of the Saints, Volume II (of 16): February|Sabine Baring-Gould
Its representatives lived in hot-blooded times, and were compelled to skulk in still water with their emblematic daces.Kenelm Chillingly, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
This is the necessary way to live, men have confessed, in these days, and shall he skulk and hide?Excursions and Poems|Henry David Thoreau
Word Origin for skulk
c.1200, from a Scandinavian source, cf. Norwegian skulke "to shirk, malinger," Danish skulke "to spare oneself, shirk," Swedish skolka "to shirk, skulk, slink, play truant." Common in Middle English but lacking in 15c.-16c. records; possibly reborrowed 17c. Related: Skulked; skulking; skulker; skulkery.