scaddle

adjective scad·dle \ˈskadəl\
variants: less commonly

skaddle

\ˈskadəl\

Definition of scaddle

  1. 1 dialectal, England :  fierce, wild

  2. 2 dialectal, England, of an animal :  badly behaved :  skittish

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Origin and Etymology of scaddle

alteration of earlier scathel harmful, dangerous, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old High German skadal, skatal harmful, Gothic skathuls, Old English sceathian to injure — more at scathe


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