Definition of skell in English:

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skell

Pronunciation: /skɛl/

noun

US informal
(In New York) a tramp or homeless person.
Example sentences
  • She even had a straight job, a good family, and chose to live like a skell.
  • He was no different than a skell drug dealer in the projects.

Origin

1950s: perhaps a shortening of skeleton.

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