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skift

verb \ ˈskift \

Definition of skift

-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal, British
: shift

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Origin and Etymology of skift

Middle English skiften to shift, divide, from Old Norse skipta to divide, change, be of importance


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skift

noun \ " \
variants: or skiff \ˈskif\

Definition of skift

plural -s
dialectal
: something that is light: such as
a : a light fall of snow or rain
b : wisp

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skift

\ ˈskift \

Definition of skift

  • dialectal variant of skiff:1

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