Definition of skit in English:


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Pronunciation: /skɪt


A short comedy sketch or piece of humorous writing, especially a parody: a skit on daytime magazine programmes
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  • 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.
comedy sketch, act, piece, turn, item, routine, number;
parody, take-off, pastiche, burlesque, satire, travesty, squib
informal spoof, send-up
British vulgar slang piss-take


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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