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[skit] /skɪt/
a short literary piece of a humorous or satirical character.
a short theatrical sketch or act, usually comical.
a gibe or taunt.
British Dialect. a joke or prank.
Origin of skit
1565-75; of obscure origin Unabridged
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Examples from the web for skit
  • Ask each group to write and perform a skit about the life of a salmon.
  • Have the kids prepare a funny skit, dance or song to share.
  • In a skit at the beginning of her first show, she outfitted her entire crew with cute little gold faux ankle monitors.
  • In a skit, the students portray the changes that occur in the body during stressful situations.
  • They must use the vocabulary words above at some time during their skit.
  • The committee is seeking musical and dance performers, as well as instrumental selections, spoken word and skit performances.
  • Each group will now write a short skit using dialog in which they will use the beads they have created.
  • Group students together by type of storm and have the group present a skit that acts out the information in its brochure.
British Dictionary definitions for skit


a brief satirical theatrical sketch
a short satirical piece of writing
a trick or hoax
Word Origin
C18: related to earlier verb skit to move rapidly, hence to score a satirical hit, probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse skjóta to shoot
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Word Origin and History for skit

"piece of light satire or caricature," 1820, from earlier sense "a satirical remark or reflection" (1727), originally (1570s) "a vain, frivolous, or wanton girl" (originally Scottish, now archaic), related to verb meaning "to shy or be skittish, caper, frolic" (1610s), perhaps from Old Norse skjuta "to shoot, move quickly" (see skittish).

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