\ˈskit \

Definition of skit 

1 : a jeering or satirical remark : taunt

2a : a satirical or humorous story or sketch

b(1) : a brief burlesque or comic sketch included in a dramatic performance (such as a revue)

(2) : a short serious dramatic piece especially : one done by amateurs

Examples of skit in a Sentence

One of the funniest skits in the show was about cheerleading.

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From her opening skit in a new-and-improved Black Panther to her many zingers, Haddish stole the show with her comedic timing and charisma. Grace Gavilanes,, "Missed the MTV Movie & TV Awards? These Are the Moments You Need to Know About," 18 June 2018 The group promised their radio show will feature a new song on each episode, alongside their favorite tracks, skits and more. Mary J. Dimeglio, Billboard, "See BROCKHAMPTON's Video for New Song, '1999 WILDFIRE'," 7 July 2018 Games, monologues and skits are used to get children to think - if not talk - about the stress in their lives. Brenda Cain,, "CARE program uses skits, games to get impoverished children thinking (and talking) about stresses in their lives," 8 May 2018 During a school assembly, a student in the audience took a picture of a black student who was wearing striped prison garb in a skit on stage. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "'His heart is broken.' School district apologizes for racist photo of black student | The Kansas City Star," 27 Apr. 2018 Zac Efron A year after High School Musical finished its trilogy, Efron stepped back into Troy Bolton's shoes for a skit on SNL. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "12 Disney and Nick Stars Making Fun of Their Famous Characters," 8 Aug. 2017 The host did a skit last week with someone portraying God. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Massachusetts beauty queen steps down from pageant after #MeToo joke," 10 July 2018 This movie is actually a series of skits that are supposed to be shock-comedy but fall totally flat, with terrible timing and deeply offensive plot points. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Speaking of ‘Life Itself,’ Here Are 5 Bad Movies With Great Casts," 10 July 2018 Key & Peele once had a hilarious skit about code-switching to appear more Black., "Sorry To Bother You," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of skit

circa 1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for skit

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English Language Learners Definition of skit

: a short, funny story or performance


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Kids Definition of skit

: a brief sketch in play form

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to reject or criticize sharply

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