skellat

noun skel·lat \ˈskelə̇t\

Definition of skellat

  1. 1 Scottish :  a small bell; especially :  handbell

  2. 2 Scottish :  a shrewish woman

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Origin and Etymology of skellat

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 — more at shill


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