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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ At least these skits had grown in sophistication since my adolescence.
▪ Each year four salesmen who sold bonds to Texas thrifts performed a skit before the Salomon training class.
▪ He also wrote skits, burlesques, and film scenarios, and was an inspired anthologist.
▪ In the first skit, a second-rate star is organizing a Wild West charity benefit.
▪ It featured a series of comedy skits and a half-dozen songs, all loosely recounting the colonial experience.
▪ On weekends, before the popular Cowboy Dinner Theatre shows, there are street skits and gunfights.
▪ Tarses said Thursday that producers have expressed enthusiasm about including skits in all prime-time shows on the subject during the month.
▪ Then they run through role-playing and skits, taught by respected older teenagers, to learn the art of refusal.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Skit \Skit\, v. t. [Prov. E. skitto slide, as adj., hasty, precipitate, of Scand. origin, and akin to E. shoot, v.t.; cf. Icel. skyti, skytja, skytta, a marksman, shooter, skj[=o]ta to shoot, sk[=u]ta a taunt. [root]159. See Shoot.] To cast reflections on; to asperse. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]


Skit \Skit\, n.

  1. A reflection; a jeer or gibe; a sally; a brief satire; a squib.

    A similar vein satire upon the emptiness of writers is given in his ``Tritical Essay upon the Faculties of the Human Mind;'' but that is a mere skit compared with this strange performance.
    --Leslie Stephen.

  2. A wanton girl; a light wench. [Obs.]

  3. A short theatrical presentation, often comical or satirical. Comical skits are sometimes presented by amateur or ad hoc groups at parties, dinners, or other social gatherings.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"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).


n. 1 A short comic performance. 2 A jeer or sally; a brief satire. 3 (context obsolete English) A wanton girl; a wench. vb. (context Ireland Liverpool English) to make fun of. (Used in Merseyside)


n. a short theatrical episode


Skit may refer to:

  • Sketch comedy
  • Hip hop skit
  • Puppet skit

Usage examples of "skit".

This was only the beginning of an increasingly fierce exchange between these two major figures which, a year later, would culminate in a brilliant burst of parodistic dialogue skits on both sides.

But at the same time the McGill postcard -- and this applies to all other postcards in this genre -- is not intended as pornography but, a subtler thing, as a skit on pornography.

Rachel stepped out of her skits and hoop, then yanked her corset higher, so that her breasts were within its confine.

There were pulls in too many directions if Meg skitted out on this one.

There had been very little time between the end of the clowning skit and the death of Francis Sayesva in the room where he had gone to remove his costume.

A comic skit, really, with quick changes, slapstick, clown faces, and japery, lasting twenty minutes when I was really rolling.

But to be a meetinger, you must go to chapel in all winds and weathers, and make yerself as frantic as a skit.

We did a skit on that: used your profile on a sow's merkin, it's the only coverage you rate—"

It was from a skit his sister's class had performed for National Day a year ago.

It was a joking skit lacking a punch line, though the cues for laughter were right there on the page: CUE LAUGH.

There were other theaters, too, the stepchildren of the glittering palaces around the corner, our modern equivalents of vaudeville and burlesque, revues and skit houses and stand-up comedy stages.

That was the title of a popular song in Harlem that had originated with two blackface comedians on the Apollo theatre stage doing a skit about a colored brother coming home drunk and trying to get Richard to let him into the house.