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skiff

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noun \ˈskif\

Simple Definition of skiff

  • : a small, light boat that is usually for only one person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of skiff

  1. :  any of various small boats; especially :  a flat-bottomed rowboat

Origin and Etymology of skiff

Middle English skif, from Middle French or Old Italian; Middle French esquif, from Old Italian schifo, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English scip ship


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with skiff


SKIFF Defined for Kids

skiff

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noun \ˈskif\

Definition of skiff for Students

  1. :  a small light rowboat




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