skiff

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noun \ˈskif\

Definition of skiff

  1. :  any of various small boats; especially :  a flat-bottomed rowboat

Origin and Etymology of skiff

Middle English skif, from Medieval French or Old Italian; Medieval French esquif, from Old Italian schifo, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English scip ship


First Known Use: 15th century


SKIFF Defined for English Language Learners

skiff

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noun \ˈskif\

Definition of skiff for English Language Learners

  • : a small, light boat that is usually for only one person


SKIFF Defined for Kids

skiff

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noun \ˈskif\

Definition of skiff for Students

  1. :  a small light rowboat



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