\ ˈskit How to pronounce skit (audio) \

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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Back in August, Ariana and James Corden stopped by a Starbucks and had a little bit of fun while shooting their Carpool Karaoke skit. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Ariana Grande Just Dropped a Starbucks Drink and Coffee-Lovers are Obsessed," 5 Mar. 2019 Everyone laughed at the outrageousness and stupidity of the skits and went home. Gregory Germain, Washington Post, "Law professor: Syracuse betrayed its commitment to free speech when it punished fraternity members for their videos," 11 June 2018 Action Together: Zurich, a group of about 270 U.S. citizens living in Switzerland, created a series of witty YouTube skits. Helena Bachmann, USA TODAY, "Why the Swiss are nudging U.S. citizens to vote in the midterm elections," 26 Apr. 2018 The 18-year-old spends hours each day flipping through music videos, comedy skits, gaming clips and his favorite fashion and entertainment vlogs. Eric Bellman, WSJ, "Indians Are Binge-Watching Mobile Videos, Pushing YouTube, Others to Innovate," 21 Jan. 2019 Several episodes explore American achievements and history—including an amusing skit with H. Ross Parrot, a spoof of two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot. Michael Taube, WSJ, "Sesame Is a Two-Way Street," 10 Feb. 2019 An exclusive clip from the program (above) features rare footage of the princess performing in skits alongside English film star Peter Sellers. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "New Documentary Offers a Rare Look Inside Princess Margaret's Marriage to Lord Snowdon," 7 Feb. 2019 In a skit where a kid is shackled in a dungeon, he's warned not to mess with his shackles. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "14 Outrageous Facts About Nickelodeon Slime," 10 Dec. 2018 The rapper appears halfway through the skit to stick up for her friend. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, "'SNL': Nicki Minaj Performs 'Chun-Li' and 'Poke it Out,' Appears in Unaired Sketch," 20 May 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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