verb (used without object)
- skull and crossbones,
- skull session,
Origin of skulk
Examples from the Web for skulking
Later in the spring, she and Elisabeth saw another kind of heron, an American bittern, skulking in some grass by a swamp.
The savages, flushed with success, were skulking every where.King Philip|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
He may be skulking through the dark corridors now like a hungry tiger.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
Yet I felt sure the neighborhood was alive with skulking foes.The Lock And Key Library|Various
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.