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skit

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

skitv. 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 to shoot, sk a taunt. Shoot.].
     To cast reflections on; to asperse.  Crose.  [1913 Webster]
skitn. 
  •  A reflection; a jeer or gibe; a sally; a brief satire; a squib.  Tooke.  [1913 Webster]
    "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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A wanton girl; a light wench.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

skit, n. (often foll. by on) a light, usu. short, piece of satire or burlesque.

skit, n. colloq.
1 a large number, a crowd.
2 (in pl.) heaps, lots.

Etymology
20th c.: cf. SCADS

THESAURUS

skit

Grand Guignol, Passion play, Tom show, act, afterpiece, antimasque, audience success, ballet, bit, bomb, broadcast drama, burlesque show, charade, chaser, cliff hanger, closet drama, comedy drama, critical success, curtain, curtain call, curtain raiser, daytime serial, dialogue, divertimento, divertissement, documentary drama, drama, dramalogue, dramatic play, dramatic series, duodrama, duologue, epic theater, epilogue, exode, exodus, experimental theater, expository scene, extravaganza, failure, finale, flop, gasser, giveaway, happening, hit, hit show, hoke act, improvisational drama, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, introduction, legitimate drama, masque, melodrama, minstrel show, miracle, miracle play, monodrama, monologue, morality, morality play, music drama, musical revue, mystery, mystery play, number, opera, pageant, panel show, pantomime, pastoral, pastoral drama, piece, play, playlet, psychodrama, quiz show, radio drama, review, revue, routine, scene, sensational play, serial, show, shtick, sitcom, situation comedy, sketch, soap, soap opera, sociodrama, song and dance, spectacle, stage play, stage show, stand-up comedy act, straight drama, striptease, success, suspense drama, tableau, tableau vivant, talk show, teleplay, television drama, television play, theater of cruelty, total theater, turn, variety show, vaudeville, vaudeville show, vehicle, word-of-mouth success, work

ROGET THESAURUS

skit

Libertine

N libertine, voluptuary, rake, debauchee, loose fish, rip, rakehell, fast man, intrigant, gallant, seducer, fornicator, lecher, satyr, goat, whoremonger, paillard, adulterer, gay deceiver, Lothario, Don Juan, Bluebeard, chartered libertine, adulteress, advoutress, courtesan, prostitute, strumpet, harlot, whore, punk, fille de joie, woman, woman of the town, streetwalker, Cyprian, miss, piece, frail sisterhood, demirep, wench, trollop, trull, baggage, hussy, drab, bitch, jade, skit, rig, quean, mopsy, slut, minx, harridan, unfortunate, unfortunate female, unfortunate woman, woman of easy virtue, wanton, fornicatress, Jezebel, Messalina, Delilah, Thais, Phryne, Aspasia, Lais, lorette, cocotte, petite dame, grisette, demimonde, chippy, sapphist, spiritual wife, white slave, concubine, mistress, doxy, chere amie, bona roba, pimp, procurer, pander, pandar, bawd, conciliatrix, procuress, mackerel, wittol.

Ridicule

N ridicule, derision, sardonic smile, sardonic grin, irrision, scoffing, mockery, quiz, banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaff, badinage, quizzing, asteism, squib, satire, skit, quip, quib, grin, parody, burlesque, travesty, travestie, farce, caricature, buffoonery, practical joke, horseplay, scorn, contempt, derisory, derisive, mock, mocking, sarcastic, ironic, ironical, quizzical, burlesque, Hudibrastic, scurrilous, in ridicule.

Detraction

N detraction, disparagement, depreciation, vilification, obloquy, scurrility, scandal, defamation, aspersion, traducement, slander, calumny, obtrectation, evil-speaking, backbiting, scandalum magnatum, personality, libel, lampoon, skit, pasquinade, chronique scandaleuse, roorback, sarcasm, cynicism, criticism (disapprobation), invective, envenomed tongue, spretae injuria formae, personality, libel, lampoon, skit, pasquinade, chronique scandaleuse, roorback, detractor, detracting, defamatory, detractory, derogatory, deprecatory, catty, disparaging, libelous, scurrile, scurrilous, abusive, foul- spoken, foul-tongued, foul-mouthed, slanderous, calumnious, calumniatory, sarcastic, sardonic, sarcastic, satirical, cynical, critical, damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, and without sneering, teach the rest to sneer, another lie nailed to the counter, cut men's throats with whisperings, foul whisperings are abroad, soft-buzzing slander, virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes, detraction, disparagement, depreciation, vilification, obloquy, scurrility, scandal, defamation, aspersion, traducement, slander, calumny, obtrectation, evil-speaking, backbiting, scandalum magnatum, personality, libel, lampoon, skit, pasquinade, chronique scandaleuse, roorback, sarcasm, cynicism, criticism (disapprobation), invective, envenomed tongue, spretae injuria formae, personality, libel, lampoon, skit, pasquinade, chronique scandaleuse, roorback, detractor, detracting, defamatory, detractory, derogatory, deprecatory, catty, disparaging, libelous, scurrile, scurrilous, abusive, foul- spoken, foul-tongued, foul-mouthed, slanderous, calumnious, calumniatory, sarcastic, sardonic, sarcastic, satirical, cynical, critical, damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, and without sneering, teach the rest to sneer, another lie nailed to the counter, cut men's throats with whisperings, foul whisperings are abroad, soft-buzzing slander, virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes.


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