skittle

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English[edit]

Skittles - geograph.org.uk - 153273

Etymology[edit]

Origin unknown. Perhaps of North Germanic origin (compare Old Norse skutill (bolt, harpoon), Danish skyttel (shuttle, child's toy)). Compare also Old English sċytel (a dart, bolt). More at shuttle.

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Noun[edit]

skittle (plural skittles)

  1. One of the wooden targets used in skittles.

Verb[edit]

skittle (third-person singular simple present skittles, present participle skittling, simple past and past participle skittled)

  1. (intransitive) To play skittles.
  2. (transitive) To beat comprehensively.
  3. (transitive) To knock down.
  4. (transitive) To use as a recreational drug a certain over-the-counter cough medication that is taken orally and whose tablets are said to resemble Skittles.

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