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.

1565–75; of obscure origin Unabridged
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skit (skɪt)
1.  a brief satirical theatrical sketch
2.  a short satirical piece of writing
3.  a trick or hoax
[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 & History

1572, "a vain, frivolous, or wanton girl" (originally Scottish, now archaic), related to verb meaning "to shy or be skittish," perhaps from O.N. skjuta "to shoot" (see skittish). Sense shifted to "a satirical remark or reflection" (1727), then "a piece of light satire or caricature" (1820).
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Example sentences
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.
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