skellat

noun

skel·​lat
ˈskelə̇t
1
Scottish : a small bell
especially : handbell
2
Scottish : a shrewish woman

Word History

Etymology

Middle English (northern dialect) skellet, from Old North French escalete, from esquelle small bell (of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German scella small bell) + Old French -ete -ette; akin to Old High German scellan to resound, ring

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“Skellat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skellat. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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