Reverse Dictionary: SK – SKZ


SKATE – see SKATING


SKATEBOARDING – NOUNS
BEEF in skateboarding: a fall on the butt …20C teen & high school sl.
BOARDING riding a skateboard …20C teen & high school sl.
BOOGIE-BOARD a skateboard …Bk2006 US teens sl.
CRANE in skateboarding: a manoeuvre in which the rider crouches on one foot, extending the other leg outwards …1976 US sl.
FAKIE in skateboarding: a travelling-backwards manoeuvre …1996 UK sl.
NOLLIE in skateboarding: a manoeuvre similar to an ‘ollie’ but off the nose of the board, rather than the tail …Aust. skateboarding usage
OLLIE in skateboarding and snowboarding: a manoeuvre in which one drives the board up into the air off a flat surface without holding the board, often in order to perform a jump over an obstacle …1979 Aust. sl.
RAD PAD in skateboarding: a rubber wedge used as a shock pad that changes the angles at which the axle assembly is mounted …1976 US sl.
ROAD RASH cuts and grazing caused by falling off a skateboard …1970 sl.
SIDEWALK SURFING skateboarding …1970s US sl.
SKATEY a skateboard …Aust. sl.
VERT in skateboarding: an almost vertical ramp …2003 UK sl.
WOBBLIES a powerful and deep vibration of the board while skateboarding fast …1976 US sl.
WOBS a powerful and deep vibration of the board while skateboarding fast …1976 US sl.
WOOD RASH any injury, esp. grazing, sustained when riding a skateboard on a wooden ramp …2001 US sl.

SKATEBOARDING – NOUNS, PERSON
BOARDER a skateboarder …20C teen & high school sl.
GEEK an awkward skateboarder or a pedestrian who gets in the way …1976 US sl.
POLEDAD an annoying, new-to-the-sport skateboarder …1964 US sl.
RAGER a skilled, aggressive surfer or skateboarder …1997 US sl.
SIDEWALK SURFER a skateboarder …1970s US sl.
SK8R a skateboard rider …Aust. sl.
SKATE BETTY a girl who associates with skateboarders, perhaps skateboarding herself …1989 US sl.
SKATER a skateboard rider …Aust. sl.
SKATE RAT a devoted skateboarder …1989 US sl.

SKATEBOARDING – VERBS
BEEF to crack up and get injured …Bk2006 US sl.
CARVE in skateboarding: to take a turn sharply …1976 US sl.
DAG to slow down, esp. on a skateboard …20C teen & high school sl.
DECK to ride a skateboard …1990s sl., orig. US teen
FACE-PAINT to fall off a skateboard onto one’s face …20C teen & high school sl.
PUMMEL to skateboard fearlessly without regard to the effect on the board or body …1984 US sl.


SKATING – NOUNS
DUTCH GALOSHES skates …a1687 obs.
GLACIARIUM a skating-rink with ice artificially produced …1878
QUOIT the act of skating …1825 Sc.
ROCKER a skate with a curved blade …M19
SKATCHER a skate …1790 Sc.
SKEET an ice skate …1800 Amer. dial.
SKETCHER a skate …1790 Sc.
TEETERING the sport of skating on yielding ice …1921 Amer. dial.

SKATING – NOUNS, PERSON
ARENA RAT a young person who hangs around a skating arena …1957 Can. sl.
ICEMAN a man appointed to look after the ice on a skating-pond and assist in cases of accident – a skating attendant …1845
LAMB an expert skater …1898 Sc. school sl. obs.
RINK RAT a skating enthusiast …Bk1942 US sl.
SKATIST one who is fond of skating …1876

SKATING – VERBS
LAMB to skate expertly …1898 Sc. school sl. obs.
QUOIT to skate …1825 Sc.
SCLY to slide, to slither, to skate, as on ice …1802 Sc.
SCOR;  SCORE to slide or skate on the ice …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SKEET to skate or slide on ice …1872 Amer. dial.
SKIRR to slide or skate swiftly …1811 Eng. dial.
SKLIRE to slide, to slither, to skate, as on ice …1802 Sc.
SKLOY to slide, to slither, to skate, as on ice …1802 Sc.


SKELETON – ADJECTIVES
CARRION skeleton-like …1565 obs.
SKELETONIAN resembling a skeleton; lean, thin …1801 rare
SKELETONTAL skeleton-like …1651 obs. rare
SKELETONY skeleton-like …1852

SKELETON – ADVERBS
SKELETONLY like a skeleton …1847 rare

SKELETON – NOUNS
ANATOMY a skeleton …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
ATOMY a skeleton …1790 Eng. dial.
ATTAMIE a skeleton …1790 Sc.
BONES a skeleton …Bk1904 Amer. college sl.
BONES OF MISERY, THE a skeleton …1892 Sc.  
CAGE OF BONES a skeleton …1860 Eng. dial.
FRAME the skeleton of an animal, bird, or fish (used by trappers and hunters) …Bk1913 Amer. dial.
NATOMY a skeleton …1790 Eng. dial.
NOTOMIZE a skeleton …1790 Eng. dial.
NOTOMY a skeleton …1790 Eng. dial.
NOTTAMY a skeleton …1790 Eng. dial.
OTOMY a skeleton …1790 Eng. dial.
OTTIMAZE a skeleton …1790 Eng. dial.
OTTIMIZE a skeleton …1790 Eng. dial.
OTTOMY a skeleton …1790 Eng. dial.
RACKABONE a skeleton; an emaciated person or animal …E19 US sl.
RACKER a skeleton; an emaciated person or animal …E19 US sl.
RACKERBONE a skeleton; an emaciated person or animal …E19 US sl.
RACK OF BONES a skeleton; an emaciated person or animal …E19 US sl.
RAGABANES the skeleton of a fish or animal …Bk1905 Sc.
RAME the bones or skeleton of a human being or animal; generally plural …1497 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
RAMES a skeleton, a carcass; the framework or ligaments of anything; remains, remnants …E19 Eng. dial.
RICKLE a very lean person or animal, a skeleton …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
RICKLE OF BONES a very lean person or animal, a skeleton …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SCRAE; SCRAY; SKRAE a thin, skinny person or animal; anything thin and shrivelled; a skeleton …1802 Sc.
SKELET a skeleton …1565 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
SKELLY a skeleton …2000s sl.


SKETCH, SKETCHING – NOUNS
ADUMBRATION representation in outline; sketching; an outline, a sketch, a shadowy figure; a faint or light sketch or description …1552
SKIFF a slight sketch, trace, touch, etc. of something …1839 Sc.
SKIM a hasty sketch or survey …1889
TABLE a sketch, plan, scheme …a1577 obs.

SKETCH etc. – VERBS
ADUMBRATE to represent the shadow of anything, to draw or figure in outline; to outline, to sketch, to give a faint indication of …1641
TAKE to sketch; to draw …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


SKEWER – NOUNS
– a skewer SKIVEL 1790 Eng. dial.
– a skewer SKIVER 1664 chiefly Eng. dial.


SKI – NOUNS (also see SKIING)
– metal skis CHEATERS 1963 Amer. dial.
– skis LATS 2003 US sl.


SKID ROW – NOUNS
– skid row; the part of a city notorious for low life BOWERY 1967 Amer. dial.
– skid row; a red-light district; an area of cheap housing LINE 1927 Amer. dial.


SKIING – NOUNS
CRUD in skiing and snowboarding: wet or heavy snow on which it is difficult to ski, esp. characterized by a breakable surface curst overlying a deep layer of soft snow …1961
DAFFY a skiing stunt in which one ski is swung up in front of the skier while the other is brought up behind and parallel to the first, the whole being a form of mid-air splits …1984 UK usage
EGGBEATER in skiing: a head-over-heels fall …1950 Amer. dial.
MOTORWAY when skiing, a broad, easy piste …1982 UK sl.

SKIING – NOUNS, PERSON
AD HOCER a skier who arrives at a chalet without a previous booking …Bk1984 sl.
BASE AREA STONE GRINDER a student who can’t stop and, therefore, skis right into the parking lot …Bk1997 ski instructors’ usage
BASHER a poor skier who often loses control of his run; hence, a fast, reckless skier …1949 US sl.
DOG in skiing: a show-off …1976 US sl.
GAPER a novice skier, or a non-skier watching others …1990 US sl. 
SKI BUM a person who frequents ski resorts habitually, often doing casual jobs, for the sake of skiing …1963 Amer. sl.
SKI BUNNY a female who is learning to ski …1963 US sl.
SKI BUNNY a woman who frequents ski resorts to solicit rather than to ski …1963 US sl.
SKISTER one who uses skis …1898
SNOW BUNNY a woman who frequents the ski slopes as much for the sex as for the sport …1953 sl. orig. US
TRAIL HOG a skier who is inconsiderate of other skiers, monopolizing a narrow trail …1963 US sl.
WANKER TWO-PLANKER a skier as seen by a snowboarder, if they aren’t the best of friends …Bk1997 sl., derogatory


SKILFUL, SKILFULLY, SKILFULNESS, SKILL, SKILLED – ADJECTIVES
– ACE ON skilled at …1982 Bahamas sl.
– ADDRESSED well-ordered, having acquired skill, accomplished …1475 obs.
– AFFABROUS skilfully made; complete; finished in a workmanlike manner …1731 rare
– AKAMAI smart, clever, skilful, learned, expert, ingenious …1840 Hawaii
– APTISH skilful, useful, accurate …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BAD of persons: very tough; pugnacious; formidable; hence, formidably skilled …1855 Amer. sl., esp. Black usage
– BIONIC highly skilled or capable …1976 sl.
– BONZO skilful …1950s US criminals’ sl.
– CANNY skilful, clever …1768 Sc.
– COOL highly skilled or clever …colloq.
– CRAFTIOUS skilful, artistic …c1449 obs. rare
– DAB clever, skilful or skilled; expert; very conversant …18C colloq.
– DAEDAL skilful, cunning to invent or fashion…1590 chiefly poetical
– DAEDALIAN skilful, ingenious, formed with art …1607
– DAFT deft, skilful …? a1500 obs.
– DARB highly competent; unusually skilled or able; excellent, great …1930 US sl.
– DEXTERICAL dexterous, adroit, skilful …1607 obs.
– EXTRA excellent, unusually good; skilled, expert …1848 Amer. dial.
– FLY of the fingers: dexterous, nimble, skilful …1834
– GAIN handy, expert, skilful, deft, dexterous; workmanlike …a1300 Eng. dial.
– GREAT highly skilled or capable …1784
– HABILE having general readiness; handy, ready; skilful, deft, adroit, dexterous …1485
– HAGHER skilful, clever, dexterous; apt, fit …c1200 obs.
– HANDSOME of an agent: apt, skilled, clever …1547 obs.
– HANDSOME of action, speech, etc.: appropriate, apt, dexterous, skilful, clever, happy …1563-87 obs.
– KIDDY skilful, esp. in a criminal context …L18 sl.
– KNOWN having knowledge; acquainted with something; learned or skilled in …1655 obs.
– LESTY skilful, sagacious …1423 Sc. obs. rare
– MAGISTERIAL pert. to a master-workman; displaying a master’s skill; also, having the qualifications of a master …1643 obs.
– MUSTARD excellent, best, skilled …1925 Brit. sl.
– NICK-NACKIE dexterous or skilful in doing any piece of delicate work …B1900 Sc.
– NIFTY highly skilled or capable …1907 sl., orig. US
– PIE ON highly skilled or capable …1941 NZ sl.
– QUEME skilled, clever; smart, active …c1400 obs. rare
– SCIENCE skilful, proficient, expert …1926 Amer. dial.
– SCIENCED skilful, proficient, expert …1926 Amer. dial.
– SHIT-HOT outstanding, excellent, skilful …1942 sl.
– SKEELY skilled, skilful; having considerable skill in some respect …1768 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SKILLY skilled, skilful; having considerable skill in some respect …1768 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SLY marked or characterized by skill or dexterity; showing skilfulness or ingenuity; cleverly or finely made …1297 obs.
– SUBTILE of persons: clever, dexterous, skilful …c1374 obs.
– SUBTLE of craftsmen, etc.: skilful, clever, expert, dexterous …a1300 arch.
– TACKY good, skilled, clever …1950s W. Indies sl.
– TALL OF HIS HANDS ready, active, deft, skilful with one’s hands; dexterous, handy …1530 obs.
– TIDY able, skilful …c1350 obs.
– TIGHT of a person: competent, capable, able, skilful; alert, smart; lively, vigorous, stout …1598 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– VERSANT of persons: skilled, versed, or experienced in a subject, practice, etc., as the result of having been occupied with it …1766 rare
– WARE prudent, sagacious, cunning, skilled …c888 obs. exc. arch.
– WARE AND WISE prudent, sagacious, cunning, skilled …c888 obs. exc. arch.
– WITTY skilful, clever, intelligent …1952 Amer. dial.
 
SKILFUL etc. – ADVERBS
 ADDRESSLY with good address, courteously; skilfully …c1425 obs. rare
– CANNILY sagaciously, skilfully, prudently; cautiously, slyly; gently, softly; comfortably …1636 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 DOUGHTILY skilfully, earnestly …a1375 obs.
– FEATLY cleverly, deftly, skilfully …1436 arch.
– HANDSOMELY skilfully, dexterously, cleverly …1551 obs.
– LIKE AN ANGEL very skilfully; sublimely well …a1393
– SUBTLY cleverly, dexterously, skilfully; ingeniously, artfully, cunningly …c1350 arch.
 
SKILFUL etc. – NOUNS
– CAN skill, knowledge …1768 Scot
– CANNINESS sagacity, skilfulness, prudence, cautiousness; gentleness, quietness …a1662 Sc.
– CAST skill, art …c1320 obs.
 CURIOSITY proficiency attained by careful application; skill, cleverness, ingenuity …1603 obs.
– DAG a feat of skill; a daring act …L19 Aust. & NZ sl.
– DAZZITY the performance of a challenging action of strength, skill, or risk by boys …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FACT a noble or brave deed, an exploit; a feat of valour or skill …1543 obs.
– HANDCRAFT manual skill, power, or work; handicraft …a975 obs.
– HANDSOMENESS skill, dexterity, ability, cleverness; propriety, becomingness, decency …1555 obs.
– MAISTRICE mastery; superiority, superior force or skill; a deed of might or skill; a feat …a1300 chiefly Sc. obs.
– MAISTRY skill, power, superiority, mastery …1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– MASTERY a competitive or emulative feat of strength or skill …1390 obs.
– SIGHT knowledge, skill, insight …1530 obs.
– SKILLZ skills, capabilities …1990s sl., orig. African-American usage
– SUBTILITY skill, cleverness, ingenuity …c1375 obs.
– SUBTILTY skill, cleverness, dexterity …c1386 obs.
– SUBTLETY skill, cleverness, dexterity …c1375 obs.
– VAND a skill, knack, or aptitude for doing something …1893 Sc.
– YOKE a game, a match; a trial of skill …1812 Sc.
 
SKILFUL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ACE a person who excels at something; one of extraordinary skill …E20
– ADEPT a person who is highly skilled or proficient at something …1674
– ANGEL a person of great ability, skill, etc.; one who is exceptionally talented in a particular field or context …1655
– ARTIST a person skilled or proficient at a particular task or occupation; an expert …1594 obs.
– BITCH an exceptionally skilled person …1946 sl., orig. US
– DAB a skilled or adept person; an expert …1691
– DAB HAND an expert; a skilled person; an adept …1828 colloq.
– DABS a dabster; an expert …1887 Brit. sl. 
– DABSTER a clever workman; an expert in any business; one skilled at anything; an adept; a versatile person …1708 colloq.
– DABSTHER an expert or adept; a skilful workman …Bk1877 Eng. dial.
– DÆDAL skilful artificer or fabricator; a skilled worker or craftsman …c1630 obs.
– DÆDALIST an imitator of Dædalus; a skilled worker or craftsman …1713 nonce-word
– DÆDALUS a skilful or cunning artificer; a skilled worker or craftsman …c1630
– DANDY a person or thing that is admirable, remarkable, excellent, wonderful, first-rate, superior, etc.; a skilful person …1784 colloq.
– DANDY, THE one that is most attractive, neat, skilful, or stylish; now a stylish or first-class example of anything; precisely the thing needed, esp. if fashionable …1784 colloq.
– HOT CUP OF TEA, A ‘hot stuff’; a person very excellent, skilful, or energetic at a game, etc. …c1880 sl.
– HOT DOG a highly skilled person who is boastful or flashy …1900 Amer. sl.
– HOTTIE;  HOTTY a skilled, successful, or important person …1910 Aust. & NZ sl. rare
– JIM-CRACK an extreme or outstanding example of its kind; something that is in the very best condition; an exceptionally skilful person …1834 Amer. dial.
– JIMCRACKER an extreme or outstanding example of its kind; something that is in the very best condition; an exceptionally skilful person …1937 Amer. dial.
– JIMCRACKY an extreme or outstanding example of its kind; something that is in the very best condition; an exceptionally skilful person …1970 Amer. dial.
– JIM-DANDY a very skilled or expert person …1966 Amer. dial.
– MACK DADDY a very successful or skilful man …1990s African-American sl.
– MASTER HAND a highly skilled worker …1709
– MASTER-MAN a person skilled in some art or craft …c1250 obs.
– MCDADDY a very successful or skilful man …1990s African-American sl.
– MIVVY a skilled person …1906 sl.
– OLD HAND one who has been long employed or has experience in any business; one who is skilful in doing something; an expert, a veteran …1785
– RINGER a skilled person …1848 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SKILL a skilled person …a1657 obs.
– WHIZ;  WHIZZ;  WIZ a skilled person …1914 sl., orig. US
– WIZARD an expertly skilled person …1620
 
SKILFUL etc. – PHRASES
– HE KNOWS HIS P’S AND Q’S he knows his business well; he is skilled in his job …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
 
SKILFUL etc. – VERBS
– GO JESSE to be energetic or skilful; to go great guns …c1950 Amer. dial.
– KEN to have skill; to be accomplished in …1362 obs. rare
– MONKEY-PAW to handle with great skill …19C Royal Navy colloq.
– SKILL to have knowledge of, or skill in, something …1540 obs.


SKILLET – NOUNS
– a skillet PIGGIN 1952 Amer. dial.


SKIM – VERBS
– to skim along a surface, with occasional rapid contact SKITTER 1885 US
– to skim; to remove a floating layer from a liquid SCUM;  SKUM 1909 Amer. dial.
– to skim; to touch lightly in passing over SKIFF 1807-10 Sc.


SKIMPY – ADJECTIVES
– skimpy, meager SCRIMY 1943 Amer. dial.


SKIN – ADJECTIVES (also see BLACK, MIXED RACE)
 BLACK AS THE ACE OF SPADES very black or dark; of a person: having very dark skin …1817 colloq., now usually offensive
 BLACK-FAVOURED of dark or grimy complexion …1843 Ireland
– BRIGHT of the complexion, skin, etc.: having a healthy glow; fair and rosy-cheeked …c1250 obs.
– CARNATION adj. flesh-coloured …1565-78 obs.
– CARNATIONED flesh-coloured …1649 obs.
– CARNEOUS flesh-coloured, pale red …1673 obs.
– COCOBAY having a skin covered in repulsive sores …20C W. Indies sl.
– DAMBLACK extremely dark-skinned …1930s African-American sl.
– DUSKY ethnically dark-skinned, esp. Black or Aboriginal …1827
– HALE-SKINNT having a whole skin without sores or disease …Bk1905 Sc.
– HASTERED having the skin roughened by contact with the weather, or disease …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HAZLED rough, chapped like the skin in frosty weather …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– RED light-skinned …1920s African-American sl.
– RED-ASS light-skinned …1920s African-American sl.
– RED-SKINNED light-skinned …1920s African-American sl.
– SALLOW of the skin or complexion: having a sickly yellow or brownish yellow colour …a1000
– SCRAN’D of the skin: chapped …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– VERSIPELLOUS having the faculty of changing the skin …1650 obs.
 
SKIN – NOUNS
– BARE a naked part of the body; the bare skin …c1300 obs.
– BARK the skin, epidermis …1727 Eng. dial.
– BARNEY-GUN an eruption on the skin; also, shingles …1746 Eng. dial.
– BARN-GUN an eruption on the skin; also, shingles …1746 Eng. dial.
– BLIPE;  BLYPE a shred of skin when it peels off; a lump …Bk1911 Sc.
– BUFF the skin …1654 colloq.
– CABAROUSE a thickening or hardening of the skin …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CARNATION the colour of human ‘flesh’ or skin; flesh-colour …c1535 obs.
– CREEPING CRUD a variety of skin diseases; any skin disorder …World War II US military usage
– DEAD MAN’S PINCHES small discoloured marks on the skin; black and blue spots on one’s skin that one cannot account for …1883 Ireland & Amer. dial.
– DUDLEY a sore; hence, any kind of uncomfortable skin condition …1992 UK rhyming sl. (Dudley Moore)
– DUDLEY MOORE a sore; hence, any kind of uncomfortable skin condition …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– EFFLORESCENCE colour developed on the skin, either in the ordinary course of nature, or as the result of disease …1646 obs.
– ENAMEL skin …1940s African-American sl.
– FAIRFLE a skin eruption; a state of itch …1825 Sc. obs.
– FARACK;  FARRACK a small mark on the skin …Bk1900 Sc.
– GNAT BREAD decayed skin tissue …1944 Amer. dial.
– GNAT BUTTER decayed skin tissue …1908 Amer. dial.
– GOOSE-SKIN the wrinkled and colourless skin of the hands, caused by being long in water …1912 Amer. dial.
– HACK a crack or chap in the skin, generally caused by exposure to cold, wet, or frost …1808 Sc.
– HAME skin …c1000 obs.
– HAZLE the dried appearance presented by the skin before it chaps …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HIDE the skin …a1000, now jocular
– HIDE AND HUE skin and complexion; the visible outer part of the body … obs.
– JACKET the human skin …17C sl.
– LAP a fold of flesh or skin; occasionally, the female pudendum …1398 obs.
– LEATHER skin …1303
– NAKED, THE the naked skin …a1400-50 obs. rare
– PAINT JOB one’s skin colour …2000s US sl.
– PASSION BITE a mark on the skin caused by sucking or biting; a hickey …1965 Amer. dial.
– PASSION BLISTER a mark on the skin caused by sucking or biting; a hickey …1965 Amer. dial.
– PASSION BUMP a mark on the skin caused by sucking or biting; a hickey …1965 Amer. dial.
– PASSION KISS a mark on the skin caused by sucking or biting; a hickey …1965 Amer. dial.
– PASSION MARK a mark on the skin caused by sucking or biting; a hickey …1965 Amer. dial.
– PASSION PIMPLE a mark on the skin caused by sucking or biting; a hickey …1965 Amer. dial.
– PASSION SPOT a mark on the skin caused by sucking or biting; a hickey …1965 Amer. dial.
– SCOWDER the skin frayed with heat and friction during violent exercise …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SEVEN-YEAR ITCH any skin condition that causes chronic itching; an itch supposed to last for seven years …1854 Amer. dial.
– SKIN-COAT a person’s skin …1589 obs.
– SKIN-FLICK a slide used by a dermatologist to illustrate diseases during teaching rounds …1980 US sl.
– SKIN GAME the science of dermatology …1980 US sl.
– TETTER any kind of skin disease or itching caused by eczema, ringworm, poison ivy, etc. …1737 Amer. dial.
– VERA skin …1940s rhyming sl. (Vera Lynn) 
– VERA LYNN skin …1940s rhyming sl.
– WARISH hard skin, a callosity, a callous …1570 obs.
 
SKIN – NOUNS, PERSON  
 BACKRA NIGGER a light-skinned person and, as such, one who is despised …19C W. Indies sl.
– BLACK BOY a dark-skinned boy or youth …1530
– BLACK FELLOW a man having a black or very dark skin …1738
– DARKEE;  DARKEY; DARKIE;  DARKY an Australian aborigine; any person having very dark skin as a racial trait …1775 sl., now derogatory or offensive
– FAIR a person with fair hair or light skin …1771 rare
– FAIRSKIN a light-skinned person …1842
– GIPSIE;  GIPSY;  GYPSY a woman with dark skin, eyes or hair …1612 obs.
– MOKE a dark-skinned person of any race …1871 Amer. sl., usually contemptuous & offensive
– RED a person with a lighter skin colour from brown to near-White, but not pure Black …1920s W. Indies sl.
– RED-SKIN a person with a lighter skin colour from brown to near-White, but not pure Black …1920s W. Indies sl.
– TANLING one tanned by the sun’s rays; a dark-skinned person …1611 rare
– TANNY a dark-complexioned (tawny) person …Bk1880 Eng. dial.
– VELVET any dark-skinned woman …1956 Aust. sl.
– ZIT DOCTOR a dermatologist …1985 US teen sl. 
 
SKIN – VERBS
– CASE to strip of the skin, to skin …1601 obs.
– HACK of the skin: to chap or crack; to make or become rough …c1779 Sc.
– RAGGLE to scrape or tear the skin …1808 Sc.


SKINFLINT – NOUNS, PERSON
ANOINTER a miser, a skinflint …1892 Eng. dial.
CHEAP-SCREW a stingy, miserly person; a penurious person; a skinflint; one who makes a sharp bargain …1899 Amer. dial.
MONEY MISER a skinflint, a miserly person …1968 Amer. dial.
NIPCHEESE a mean or miserly person; a parsimonious, covetous person; a skinflint …1825
NIPFARTHING a mean miser; a skinflint; a niggardly person …1566 obs.
PENNY-FATHER a man who is too careful of his pence; an old miser, a niggard, a skinflint, a parsimonious person …1549 obs.
PIKER a cheapskate …E20 US sl.
PINCHPENNY a miser, a niggard, a skinflint; a covetous man …c1412 obs.
SCRAE;  SKRAE;  SKRAY a miser, a skinflint …1940 Sc. 
SCREW a stingy, miserly person; a penurious person; a skinflint; one who makes a sharp bargain …1899 Amer. dial.
SCRIMP a miser; a skinflint; a mean, niggardly person …Bk1904 Eng. & Amer. dial.
SHARE-PENNY one who would shear a penny; a niggardly person; a skinflint, a miser …1606 obs. rare


SKINHEAD – NOUNS
AGGRO; AGRO aggressive or violent behaviour, esp. formerly by skinhead gangs …1969 Brit. sl.
BOVVER trouble, fighting, violent behaviour, esp. when associated with skinhead culture …1969 UK sl.
BOVVER BOOT a heavy-duty boot used as a kicking weapon, stereotypically worn by a skinhead …1969 UK sl.

SKINHEAD – NOUNS, PERSON
BASH BOY a skinhead …1985 UK West sl.
BASHETTE a female skinhead …1985 UK West sl.
BEEFHEAD a skinhead, usually synonymous with a member of a right-wing/racist party …2001 Black British sl.
BONEHEAD a bald-headed person; a skinhead; hence, an extreme skinhead haircut …1981 UK sl.
BOVVER BOY a member of a hooligan gang, generally characterized as a skinhead, and therefore associated with  extreme right-wing, racist violence …1970 UK
SHARPIE a young person who adopts styles of hair, dress etc., similar to those of the British skinhead …1965 Aust. sl.
SKIN a skinhead …1970 Brit. sl.


SKINNINESS, SKINNY – ADJECTIVES (also see THIN, LEAN, LANKY)
CHOKE-BORED tall and thin, long-legged and skinny …1958 Amer. dial.
CORPSY thin; skinny …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
FLATSIDED thin; skinny …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
LATHY thin; skinny …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
NARROW-ASSED having slim hips; thin, skinny …1916-22 Amer. sl.
NARROW-GUTTED slim, skinny; thus, fig. narrow-minded …1910s US sl.
POOR thin; skinny …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
RAKKIE in poor condition, skinny, emaciated …1967 Sc.
RATTLEBONED thin; skinny …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
RIBBY thin; skinny …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
RIBEY poor, skinny, scrawny …1927 Amer. dial.
SKINNISH thin; skinny …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SKINNY AS A SAPLING WITH THE BARK SCRAPED OFF very thin, skinny …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
SKINNYMALINK thin; skinny …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SLIM-JIM thin; skinny …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SPARERIBBED thin; skinny …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

SKINNINESS etc. – NOUNS
GYPPO’S DOG a standard of skinniness …2001 UK sl.

SKINNINESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BAG-OF-BONES an emaciated person, a noticeably thin or skinny person …1764 sl.
BARBER’S CAT a weak, sickly, malnourished person; a skinny man …1864 sl.
BARE-BONE a lean, skinny person …1596
BAREBONES a thin skinny person …1868 sl.
BEAN-POLE a tall, skinny person …1837 Amer. sl.
BEDFELLOW OF BONES a skinny, bony bedfellow …Bk1891 al.
BEDFUL OF BONES an emaciated person; a very thin person; a skinny, bony bedfellow …1832 Sc. 
BONE-BAG a very thin or skinny person or animal …19C sl.
BONE-HEAP a very thin or skinny person or animal …19C sl.
BONES a skinny person …1960s sl.
BUNDLE OF BONES a very thin or skinny person or animal …19C sl.
MEESH a skinny little runt who acts like he goes looking for a fight every 2 minutes …c1990s Welsh playground sl.
SCARCE-OF-FAT a thin or skinny person …1941 Amer. dial.
SCRAE;  SCRAY;  SKRAE a thin, skinny person or animal; anything thin and shrivelled; a skeleton …1802 Sc.
SPARERIBS a very thin or skinny person …1971 African-American sl.
STACK OF BONES a very thin or skinny person or animal …19C sl.


SKINS – NOUNS
– skins or furs collectively SKINNERY c1460 obs.


SKIP, SKIPPING – ADJECTIVES
SKIPJACK hopping, jumping, skipping …1605
SKIPPISH inclined to skip …1576 obs.

SKIP etc. – NOUNS
NICKYTOBAR fast turns of the rope in skipping …1929 Sc. 
SKITTER a light skipping movement or the sound caused by this …1905 US

SKIP etc. – VERBS
CALEEVER to skip, to jump, to frolic about; to run about heedlessly or foolishly …1875 Eng. dial.
CAPRIOLE to leap, to skip, to caper; also said of horses and their riders …1580
CUT A CAPER to skip about playfully …a1616 
HALF-HAM to move with a hop, skip, and a jump …1906 Amer. dial.
HALF-HAMMON to move with a hop, skip, and a jump …1906 Amer. dial.
SALTATE to leap; to jump; to skip; to dance …1623 rare
SCALE to skip, to bounce, to ricochet …a1870 Amer. dial.
SCOUP to run, to move hastily; to scamper; to leap, to skip …1721 Sc.
SKELP to skip, trip, walk, or run rapidly; to hurry …1721
SKICE to move quickly and briskly; to skip or frisk about; to run …1591 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
SKIFT to move lightly and quickly; to skip, to run, to glide …a1586 obs.
SKIFTER to move lightly and quickly; to skip, to run, to glide …1887
SKIPPER to skip or hop …1845 rare
SKITTER to skip or skim along a surface, with occasional rapid contact …1885 US
TRIPUDIATE to dance, skip, or leap for joy or with excitement; to exult …1623
WALLOCH to dance, skip, or romp in a noisy manner …1847 Sc. 


SKIP STONES – see STONE


SKIRMISH, SKIRMISHING – ADJECTIVES
IN MANGLE in a confused fight, skirmish, or scuffle …a1300 obs.

SKIRMISH etc. – NOUNS
BICKER a skirmish, encounter, fight; an exchange of blows; skirmishing …1297
BICKERING a skirmish, skirmishing …1297
BICKERMENT a skirmish, skirmishing …1586
BRABBLE a brawl, a skirmish, or petty war …1577 obs.
CARMUICHE skirmish …1535 Sc. obs.
SCRAP a fight, a tussle, a skirmish …1846
SCRIMMAGE a skirmish; a scramble; an altercation, a fight …1902 Amer. dial.
SCRIMMISH a skirmish …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SKIRM movement as in fighting or fencing; skirmish …c1400 obs. rare
SKIRMERY skirmishing, fighting, fencing …c1450 obs. rare
SKRIMMISH a skirmish …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
VELITATION a slight or preliminary engagement with an enemy; a skirmish; a fight or scuffle …1616 rare

SKIRMISH etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BICKERER a skirmisher …1611
HUSSAR a skirmisher; a free-lance in literature or debate …1768

SKIRMISH etc. – VERBS
BICKER to skirmish, to exchange blows, to fight …1330
DIMICATE to fight, to contend, to skirmish …1656 obs.
SCRIMMAGE;  SCRIMMIDGE to skirmish, to quarrel; to scramble; to argue …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SKIRM to fence, to skirmish …c1205 obs.
SKRIM to skirmish; to dart …1375 Sc.
VELITAND to skirmish …1641 obs.
VILITANDE to skirmish …1641 obs.


SKITTISH – ADJECTIVES (also see HORSES – adjectives)
BOGLESOME shy, skittish …Bk1911 Sc.
BOOGERISH skittish, inclined to shy …1975 Amer. dial.
BOOGERY skittish, inclined to shy …1941 Amer. dial.
BUGGERISH skittish, inclined to shy …1894 Amer. dial.
CORKY light, trifling, frivolous; buoyant, lively, springy; hence, skittish, ticklish, restive …1601 colloq.
HATTLE wild, skittish, mischievous; uncertain in temper; often used of a skittish cow …1691 Eng. dial.
TICKLISH skittish, mettlesome …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TID lively, sprightly, frolicsome; skittish, restless, fidgety …1825 Eng. dial.

SKITTISH – VERBS
SKIT to shy or be skittish; to move lightly and rapidly; to caper, to leap, to spring …1611


SKULK, SKULKING – ADJECTIVES
MEACHING;  MEECHING;  MICHING skulking, cringing; self-deprecating, obsequious; contemptible, useless, good-for-nothing …1792 Amer. dial.  

SKULK etc. – NOUNS
LUSKING an idling, a skulking …1579 obs.
SKULKERY the practice of skulking …c1400 obs.

SKULK etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
MICHIN a skulking boy, one who is sly in doing mischief …Bk1828 Eng. dial.
MOCHER a skulker …Bk1896 Eng. dial.
SCONCE a skulking person …Bk1904 N. Ireland
SCOUK a skulking, cowardly fellow; a sneak; one with a downcast or hangdog look …1882 Sc.
SKOOK a skulking, cowardly fellow; a sneak; one with a hangdog look …1882 Sc.

SKULK etc. – VERBS
DARK to skulk, to prowl or lurk about …1889 Eng. dial.
LUSK to lie hid; to lie idly or at ease; to indulge in laziness; to skulk …c1330 obs.
MEACH to slink, to skulk, to crawl, to cringe, to look ashamed …1833 Amer. dial.
MEECH to sneak, to slink, to skulk; to idle stealthily or shamefacedly about; to creep about softly; to cringe; to look ashamed …1746 Eng. & Amer. dial.
SCAWT ABOUT to skulk, to be lazy or idle; to stand or walk about doing nothing …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SCOUK to skulk, to move in a stealthy, secretive way; to dodge or sneak about, to lurk; to conceal oneself, to hide; to seek shelter in hiding …1782 Sc.
SKOOK to skulk; to scowl; to look angry, sulky, or furtive; to go about in a secret, guilty manner …1845 Sc.
SNAKE to skulk or sneak …1818 
TAPIS;  TAPISH to lie close to the ground, to lie low so as to be hid; to lurk, to skulk, to lie hid …c1330 obs. or arch.


SKULL – NOUNS
BONE BOX the skull …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
BRAIN-BOX the skull …Bk1911 Sc.
BRAIN BUCKET the skull or head …1856 sl. rare
BRAIN-CANISTER the head, the skull …1865 pugilistic sl.
BRAIN-CAP the skull …1812 rare
BRAIN-PAN the skull …Bk1911 Sc.
CALVAIR a skull …c1420 obs. rare
DEAD MAN’S HEAD a skull, or figure of a skull …1557 obs.
DEATH’S-FACE the head of Death figured as a skeleton; a human skull, a figure or representation of a skull, esp. as an emblem of mortality …1623 obs.
DEATH’S-HEAD the head of Death figured as a skeleton; a human skull, a figure or representation of a skull, esp. as an emblem of mortality …1596
DICKY the head, the skull …1873 Eng. dial.
HARN-PAN the skull, the brain-pan …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
HEAD-BONE the skull …c1205 obs.
HEAD-PAN the skull, the brain-pan …c1000 obs.
HEAD-PIECE the head, skull, cranium …1579 arch.
KNOWLEDGE-BOX the head; the skull …1796 humorous usage
NIDDICK the nape of the neck; the whole head or skull …1558 Eng. dial.
PACKY the skull, the head …1940s W. Indies sl.
PAN the skull, esp. its upper  part …c1330 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
SCOLLE the skull, the head; the brain; understanding, ability …Bk1904 Sc.
SKELETON a skull …1936 Amer. dial.


SKULL-CAP – see HAT


SKUNK – NOUNS
– BET-PIYAN a polecat or skunk …1968 Amer. dial.
– CIVET KITTY a skunk …1965 Amer. dial.
– ESSENCE PEDDLER a skunk …1849 Amer. dial.
– FLUID-DRIVE KITTY a skunk …1965 Amer. dial.
– HOUSE KITTY a skunk …1965 Amer. dial.
– KITTY a skunk …1921 Amer. dial.
– KITTY-CAT a skunk …1965 Amer. dial.
– MUSK CAT a skunk …1843 Amer. dial.
– PERFUMED PUSSY a skunk …1966 Amer. dial.
– PERFUME KITTY a skunk …1966 Amer. dial.
– PERFUME MERCHANT a skunk …1946 Amer. dial.
– PERFUME PUSSY a skunk …1966 Amer. dial.
– PETUNIA a nickname for a skunk …1968 Amer. dial.
– PEW KITTY a skunk …1965 Amer. dial.
– PISS CAT a skunk …1966 Amer. dial.
– PISSER a skunk …1966 Amer. dial.
– PISS KITTY a skunk …1966 Amer. dial.
– POLE KITTY a skunk …1965 Amer. dial.
– SACHET a skunk …1967 Amer. dial.
– SACHET KITTEN a skunk …1921 Amer. dial.
– SACHET PUSSY a skunk …1921 Amer. dial.
– SASHAY KITTY a skunk …1982 Amer. dial.
– SKINK a skunk …1774 obs.
– SKUNKLET a young skunk …1894
– SMELL KITTY a skunk …1965 Amer. dial.
– STINK KITTY a skunk …1986 Amer. dial.
– STRIPED KITTEN a skunk …1965 Amer. dial.
– STRIPED KITTY a skunk …1965 Amer. dial.
– WOOD KITTY a skunk …1935 Amer. dial.
– WOOD PUSSY a skunk …1887 Amer. dial.
– WOODS CAT a skunk …1950 Amer. dial.
– WOODS KITTY a skunk …1928 Amer. dial.
– WOODS PUSSY a skunk …1950 Amer. dial.
 
SKUNK – VERBS
– MUSK vb. of a skunk: to spray …1968 Amer. dial.


SKY – ADJECTIVES
CUMATICAL blue; of a sky colour …1622 obs.
ELEMENTAL pert. to the sky; also, governed by celestial influences …1527 obs.
GROUTY of the sky, weather: thundery, threatening rain …1744-50 Eng. dial.
HAZELY said of a grey sky, no sun …1968 Amer. dial.
HEAVEN-DIRECTED directed or pointing towards the sky …1732
HEAVY of the sky, clouds, etc.: overcast with dark clouds; lowering, gloomy …1583
MACKEREL-BACKED of clouds, the sky: dappled with small white fleecy clouds …1844
SCAUMY of the sky: bright, clear …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SKIED seeming to touch or reach the sky; lofty …1730-46 rare
SMEARED  of the sky: overcast …1950 Amer. dial.
SUBDIAL being in the open air, or under the open sky …1647 obs. rare

SKY – NOUNS
AIR the sky, clouds …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
APPLE PIE the sky …1940s rhyming sl.
BLUE (THE) the sky …1647
BLUE BLANKET the sky …1726
BORIE a clear opening of the sky in wet weather …Bk1911 Sc.
BUTTERMILK SKY the sky when filled with small, curd-like or patchy clouds; the clouds themselves …1946 Amer. dial.
CARRY the clouds collectively, sky …1788
DARKEE;  DARKEY;  DARKY a cloudy sky …E19 US criminals’ sl.
ELEMENT the sky …c1485 obs. exc. Eng. & Amer. dial.
GLIN;  GLINN a bright streak in the sky …1903 Amer. dial.
HAWK’S MOUTH a light sky with a sullen horizon above a black sea; it is considered a sure sign of bad weather …1985 Amer. dial.
LIFT the sky …1952 Amer. dial.
MACKEREL-SKY a sky dappled with small white fleecy clouds (cirro-cumulus) …1669
OCCIDENT the region of the sky in which the sun and other heavenly bodies set, or the corresponding region of the earth; the west …c1386 rare
OCCIENT the region of the sky in which the sun and other heavenly bodies set, or the corresponding region of the earth; the west …c1460 obs.
PACKET-BOYS small, well-defined, roundish masses of cloud; a mackerel sky …1873 Sc.
SCAM a sudden glow of heat or red in the sky …1939 Sc.
SKEW the sky or heaven …a1300 obs.
SKEWS the skies, heavens, or clouds …c1320 obs.

SKY – VERBS
LAPPER of the sky: to have a blotched or mottled appearance …1923 Sc.
RACK UP of the sky or clouds: to clear up …1626
SCOUL of the sky: to look red …Bk1904 Eng. dial.


SKYDIVING – NOUNS, PERSON
– a negative term for a beginning skydiver who goes zooming past a formation ZOOMIE Bk1997 skydiving usage