Definition of skaffie
: a Scottish fishing boat having the stem raked and rounding and the stern raked and usually main and mizzen dipping lugsails
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of skaffie
English dialect skaff light boat, skiff (from Middle English skaf, from Middle French scaphe, escaffe, from Latin scapha, from Greek skaphē) + English -ie — more at scaphoid
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up skaffie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).