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Is skip a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word skip is a Scrabble US word. The word skip is worth 10 points in Scrabble:

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Is skip a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word skip is a Scrabble UK word and has 10 points:

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Valid words made from Skip

You can make 14 words from 'skip' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'skip'

KIPS 10SKIP 10
SPIK 10 

3 letters words from 'skip'

KIP 9KIS 7
PIS 5PSI 5
SIK 7SIP 5
SKI 7 

2 letters words from 'skip'

IS 2KI 6
PI 4SI 2

All 4 letters words made out of skip

skip ksip sikp iskp kisp iksp skpi kspi spki pski kpsi pksi sipk ispk spik psik ipsk pisk kips ikps kpis pkis ipks piks

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word skip. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in skip.

Definitions and meaning of skip

skip

Pronunciation

  • enPR: skĭp, IPA(key): /skɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

From Middle English skippen, skyppen, of North Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *skupjaną, *skupaną (to scoff, mock), related to Icelandic skopa (to take a run), Middle Swedish skuppa (to skip).

Verb

skip (third-person singular simple present skips, present participle skipping, simple past and past participle skipped)

  1. (intransitive) To move by hopping on alternate feet.
    She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.
  2. (intransitive) To leap about lightly.
    • So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically.
  3. (intransitive) To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
    The rock will skip across the pond.
  4. (transitive) To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.
    I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.
  5. (transitive) To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
    My heart will skip a beat.
    I will read most of the book, but skip the first chapter because the video covered it.
    • 1684-1690, Thomas Burnet, Sacred Theory of the Earth
      But they who have not this doubt, and have a mind to see the issue of the Theory, may skip these two Chapters, if they please, and proceed to the following
  6. To place an item in a skip.
  7. (transitive, informal) Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
    Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.
  8. (transitive, informal) To leave, especially in a sudden and covert manner.
    • 1998, Baha Men, Who Let the Dogs Out?
      I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
      She really want to skip town
      Get back off me, beast off me
      Get back you flea-infested mongrel
  9. To leap lightly over.
    to skip the rope
  10. To jump rope.
    The girls were skipping in the playground.
  11. (knitting, crocheting) To pass by a stitch as if it were not there, continuing with the next stitch.
Synonyms
  • (informal, not to attend): (US) play hookie
Translations

Noun

skip (plural skips)

  1. A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.
  2. The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.
  3. (music) A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Busby to this entry?)
  4. A person who attempts to disappear so as not to be found.
    • 2012, Susan Nash, Skip Tracing Basics and Beyond (page 19)
      Tracking down debtors is a big part of a skip tracer's job. That's the case because deadbeats who haven't paid their bills and have disappeared are the most common type of skips.
  5. (radio) skywave propagation
Derived terms
  • skipping rope
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old Norse skeppa, 'basket'.

Noun

skip (plural skips)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain) A large open-topped container for waste, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to remove it along with its contents. (see also skep).
  2. (mining) A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.
  3. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) A skep, or basket.
  4. A wheeled basket used in cotton factories.
  5. (sugar manufacture) A charge of syrup in the pans.
  6. A beehive.
Synonyms
  • (open-topped rubbish bin): dumpster (Canada, US)
Translations

Etymology 3

From English skillper, from Dutch schipper "captain", earlier "seaman", equivalent to schip, "ship" + -er.

Noun

skip (plural skips)

  1. Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.
  2. (specially) The captain of a sports team. Also, a form of address by the team to the captain.
  3. (curling) The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.
  4. (bowls) The captain of a bowls team, who directs the team's tactics and rolls the side's last wood, so as to be able to retrieve a difficult situation if necessary.
  5. (Scouting, informal) The scoutmaster of a troop of scouts (youth organization) and their form of address to him.
Translations

Etymology 4

A reference to the television series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo; coined and used by Australians (particularly children) of non-British descent to counter derogatory terms aimed at them. Ultimately from etymology 1 (above).

Alternative forms

  • skippy

Noun

skip (plural skips)

  1. (Australia, slang) An Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent.
    • 2001, Effie (character played by Mary Coustas), Effie: Just Quietly (TV series), Episode: Nearest and Dearest,
      Effie: How did you find the second, the defacto, and what nationality is she?
      Barber: She is Australian.
      Effie: Is she? Gone for a skip. You little radical you.
Translations
See also
  • limey
  • wog

Etymology 5

17th-century Ireland. Possibly a clipping of skip-kennel (young lackey or assistant). Used at Trinity College Dublin.

Noun

skip (plural skips)

  1. (college slang) A college servant.
Related terms
  • gyp (Cambridge University)
  • scout (Oxford University)

References

Anagrams

  • KPIs, kips

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch schip.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /skəp/

Noun

skip (plural skepe, diminutive skippie or skepie)

  1. ship

Derived terms

  • oorlogskip
  • seilskip
  • stoomskip
  • vliegdekskip
  • vragskip

Descendants

  • Northern Ndebele: isikepe
  • Shona: chikepe
  • Sotho: sekepe
  • Tsonga: xikepe
  • Xhosa: isikhephe
  • Zulu: isikebhe

Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃiːp/
  • Rhymes: -iːp

Noun

skip n (genitive singular skips, plural skip)

  1. ship

Declension

Derived terms

Anagrams

  • kips
  • spik

Gothic

Romanization

skip

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [scɪːp]
  • Rhymes: -ɪːp

Noun

skip n (genitive singular skips, nominative plural skip)

  1. ship, boat

Declension

Synonyms

  • (ship, boat): bátur m, gnoð f, kafs hestur m

Derived terms

  • flaggskip
  • geimskip

Anagrams

  • spik

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą. Cognate with Danish skib, Swedish skepp, Icelandic skip, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 (skip), German Schiff, Dutch schip, and English ship.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃiːp/

Noun

skip n (definite singular skipet, indefinite plural skip, definite plural skipa or skipene)

  1. a ship

Synonyms

  • båt

Derived terms

References

  • “skip” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą. Akin to English ship.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃiːp/

Noun

skip n (definite singular skipet, indefinite plural skip, definite plural skipa)

  1. a ship

Synonyms

  • båt

Derived terms

For other terms please refer to skip (Bokmål) for the time being.

References

  • “skip” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *skipą, whence also Old English scip (English ship), Old Saxon skip, Old High German skif, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 (skip).

Noun

skip n (genitive skips, plural skip)

  1. ship

Declension

Derived terms

  • skipari

Descendants

References

  • skip in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą, whence also Old English sċip, Old Frisian skip, Old High German skif, Old Norse skip.

Noun

skip n

  1. ship

Declension


Descendants

  • Middle Low German: schip, schep
    • German Low German: Schipp, Schepp

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian skip, from Proto-West Germanic *skip, from Proto-Germanic *skipą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /skɪp/

Noun

skip n (plural skippen, diminutive skipke)

  1. ship
  2. shipload
  3. nave (of a church)

Further reading

  • “skip (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Norwegian) the sport of being drawn on skis over snow by horse or motor.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)