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Word of the Day
Thursday, October 07, 1999

Definitions for skulk

  1. To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lurk.
  2. To move about in a stealthy way.
  3. To avoid responsibilities and duties.

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Citations for skulk
When not rummaging under bushes, Mr. Sculley can often be seen skulking in the woods or prowling along the shore. Tom Gilling, The Sooterkin
He was forced to creep and skulk into every place for fear of being taken and hanged. Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxoniensus
Origin of skulk
Skulk is from Middle English skulken, ultimately of Scandinavian origin.