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skeevy

[skee-vee] /ˈski vi/
adjective, skeevier, skeeviest. Slang.
1.
not respectable; immoral.
2.
slovenly and disgusting; repulsive.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; probably < Italian schifo ‘disgust’ + -y1
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Contemporary definitions for skeevy
adjective

disgusting or distasteful; nasty, sleazy

Examples

Some say Wal-mart and other big box stores are skeevy operations.

Word Origin

from Italian schifo 'disgust'

Usage Note

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Slang definitions & phrases for skeevy

skedaddle

verb

To run away; flee; fly; depart hastily: the verb ''to skedaddle,'' which was revived during the war to suggest precipitous flight, and has held its own ever since

[1861+; origin unknown; perhaps fr an attested Scots dialect sense, ''spill,'' which could suggest ''scatter, disperse''; the example from 1884 supposes an earlier origin]


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