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skivvy-waver

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skivvy-waver

noun

A naval signal operator (WWII Navy) skookum

adjective

Effective; powerful

[1847+; fr Chinook jargon, ''powerful evil spirit,'' fr Chehalis skukum]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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