skellum

skellum

[skel-uhm]
noun Chiefly Scot.
a rascal.

Origin:
1605–15; < Dutch schelm rogue, knave < Middle Low German; cognate with German Schelm rogue, Old High German skelmo, scalmo plague, corpse

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skellum (ˈskɛləm)
 
n
archaic, dialect or (South African) a rogue
 
[C17: via Dutch from Old High German skelmo devil]

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