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skellum

[skel-uh m] /ˈskɛl əm/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
a rascal.
Origin
1605-1615
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/
noun
1.
(archaic, dialect or South African) a rogue
Word Origin
C17: via Dutch from Old High German skelmo devil
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