Definition of skell in English:


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Pronunciation: /skɛl


US informal
  • (In New York) a tramp or homeless person.
    More 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.


1950s: perhaps a shortening of skeleton.

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