Definition of skit in English:

skit

Syllabification: skit
Pronunciation: /skit
 
/

noun

  • A short comedy sketch or piece of humorous writing, especially a parody: a skit on daytime magazine programs
    More example sentences
    • What is more, they would be encouraged to write skits, short plays and scripts for documentaries during the trek.
    • From the moment he started writing, he began to write short skits and plays.
    • The shows consisted of skits, sketches and musical items, and featured visiting celebrity guest stars.
    Synonyms
    comedy sketch, comedy act, parody, pastiche, burlesque, satire
    informal spoof, takeoff, sendup

Origin

early 18th century (in the sense 'satirical comment or attack'): related to the rare verb skit 'move lightly and rapidly', perhaps from Old Norse (compare with skjóta 'shoot').

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