skimmerton

skimmerton

[skim-er-tuhn]
noun Chiefly Hudson Valley.
shivaree ( def 1 ).
Also, skimmelton [skim-uhl-tuhn] .


Origin:
compare, in Britain, skimmington, skim(m)iting a similar rural custom intended to ridicule an unfaithful or abusive husband or wife, orig., an effigy of the offending person; of uncertain origin

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