skiver

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

skive(play truant) +‎ -er. Probably from French esquiver(slink away).

Noun[edit]

skiver ‎(plural skivers)

  1. A slacker.
  2. A truant; one who is absent without permission, especially from school.

Etymology 2[edit]

skive(to shave) +‎ -er. Probably from Dutch schijf(slice)[1], probably influenced by shive.

Noun[edit]

skiver ‎(plural skivers)

  1. One who uses a skive (or skives).
  2. (dialect) A skewer.
  3. An inferior quality of leather, made of split sheepskin, tanned by immersion in sumac, and dyed, formerly used for hat linings, pocketbooks, bookbinding, etc.
  4. The cutting tool or machine used in splitting leather or skins.

Verb[edit]

skiver ‎(third-person singular simple present skivers, present participle skivering, simple past and past participle skivered)

  1. To skewer, impale.
    • 1863, Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard, chapter 10
      [...] 'it's I that wishes I could be sure 'twas malice, I'd skiver you, heels and elbows, on my sword, and roast you alive on that fire.
    • 1887, Thomas Hardy, The Woodlanders, chapter 9
      I'll finish heating the oven, and set you free to go and skiver up them ducks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://books.google.be/books?id=qIsDdUSYJMIC

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

skiver m, f

  1. indefinite plural of skive

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

skiver f

  1. indefinite plural of skive