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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English skippen, skyppen, of North Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *skupjaną, *skupaną (to scoff, mock), related to Icelandic skopa (to take a run), Middle Swedish skuppa (to skip).

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Girl skipping down a street
Girl skipping down a street

skip (third-person singular simple present skips, present participle skipping, simple past and past participle skipped)

  1. (intransitive) To move by hopping on alternate feet.
    She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.
  2. (intransitive) To leap about lightly.
    • Alexander Pope
      The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, / Had he thy reason, would he skip and play?
    • Nathaniel Hawthorne
      So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically.
    • 2011 January 29, Ian Hughes, “Southampton 1 - 2 Man Utd”, BBC:
      The hosts maintained their discipline and shape, even threatening to grab a second goal on the break - left-back Dan Harding made a scintillating run, skipping past a few challenges before prodding a right-footed shot that did not match his build-up.
  3. (intransitive) To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
    The rock will skip across the pond.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, BBC:
      After Essien's poor attempt flew into the stands, Rodrigo Moreno - Bolton's on-loan winger from Benfica who was making his full Premier League debut - nearly exposed the Blues with a lovely ball for Johan Elmander, but it just skipped away from his team-mate's toes.
  4. (transitive) To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.
    I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.
  5. (transitive) To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
    My heart will skip a beat.
    I will read most of the book, but skip the first chapter because the video covered it.
    • Bishop Burnet
      They who have a mind to see the issue may skip these two chapters.
  6. To place an item in a skip.
  7. (transitive, informal) Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
    Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.
  8. (transitive, informal) To leave; as, to skip town, to skip the country.
    • 1998, Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out?
      I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
      She really want to skip town
      Get back off me, beast off me
      Get back you flea infested mongrel
  9. To leap lightly over.
    to skip the rope
  10. To jump rope.
    The girls were skipping in the playground.
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Noun[edit]

skip (plural skips)

  1. A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.
  2. The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.
  3. (music) A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Busby to this entry?)
  4. A person who attempts to disappear so as not to be found.
    • 2012, Susan Nash, Skip Tracing Basics and Beyond (page 19)
      Tracking down debtors is a big part of a skip tracer's job. That's the case because deadbeats who haven't paid their bills and have disappeared are the most common type of skips.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

skip (plural skips)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, UK) A large open-topped rubbish bin, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents; called a dumpster in North America (where "skip" is completely unknown and incomprehensible). See also skep.
  2. (mining) A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.
  3. (UK, Scotland, dialect) A skep, or basket.
  4. A wheeled basket used in cotton factories.
  5. (sugar manufacture) A charge of syrup in the pans.
  6. A beehive.
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skip (plural skips)

  1. Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.
  2. (curling) The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.
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Etymology 4[edit]

A reference to the television series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo; coined and used by Australians (particularly children) of non-British descent to counter derogatory terms aimed at them. [1]

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Noun[edit]

skip (plural skips)

  1. (Australia, slang) An Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent.
    • 2001, Effie (character played by Mary Coustas), Effie: Just Quietly (TV series), Episode: Nearest and Dearest,
      Effie: How did you find the second, the defacto, and what nationality is she?
      Barber: She is Australian.
      Effie: Is she? Gone for a skip. You little radical you.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian National Dictionary Centre » Home » Australian words » Meanings and origins of Australian words and idioms » S

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą.

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skip n (genitive singular skips, plural skip)

  1. ship

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n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skip skipið skip skipini
Accusative skip skipið skip skipini
Dative skipi skipinum skipum skipunum
Genitive skips skipsins skipa skipanna

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

skip

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą.

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skip n

  1. ship, boat

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą. Cognate with Danish skib, Swedish skepp, Icelandic skip, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 (skip), German Schiff, Dutch schip, and English ship.

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Noun[edit]

skip n

  1. ship

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References[edit]

  • “skip” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skipą, whence also Old English scip (English ship), Old Saxon skip, Old High German skif, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 (skip).

Noun[edit]

skip n (genitive skips, plural skip)

  1. ship

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skipą, whence also Old English scip, Old Frisian skip, Old High German skif, Old Norse skip.

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skip n

  1. ship

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