Simple Definition of skive
: 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 in a sentence
He works for his mother and feels he can skive off whenever he feels like it.
She skived off school twice last month.
Origin and Etymology of skive
perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skīfa to slice
First Known Use: circa 1825
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