transitive verb \ˈskīv\

: to avoid school or work by staying away or by leaving without permission


Full Definition of SKIVE

:  to cut off (as leather or rubber) in thin layers or pieces :  pare

Examples of SKIVE

  1. He works for his mother and feels he can skive off whenever he feels like it.
  2. She skived off school twice last month.

Origin of SKIVE

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skīfa to slice
First Known Use: circa 1825


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