skoja

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Danish skøje, from Dutch schooien, used in Swedish since 1766

Verb[edit]

skoja (present skojar, preterite skojade, supine skojat, imperative skoja)

  1. (obsolete) to travel around in freedom without a plan or profession, to run around in a playful manner, to fool around
    Ziguenarfolket [...] skoja kring landet
    Gypsies go all around the country
  2. to fool (somebody); to cheat, to swindle, to betray
  3. to joke, to play jokes, to prank
    morfar skojar med barnen
    grandpa is playing jokes with the kids
    Jag skojade bara
    I was only joking

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