Definition of skit in English:

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skit

Pronunciation: /skɪt/

noun

1A short comedy sketch or piece of humorous writing, especially a parody: a skit on daytime magazine programmes
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, act, piece, turn, item, routine, number;
parody, take-off, pastiche, burlesque, satire, travesty, squib
informal spoof, send-up
British vulgar slang piss-take
rare pasquinade
1.1North American A short informal performance intended to educate or inform: students will create skits about bullying and go to each elementary school to perform them

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').

Words that rhyme with skit

acquit, admit, backlit, bedsit, befit, bit, Brit, Britt, chit, commit, demit, dit, emit, fit, flit, frit, git, grit, hit, intermit, it, kit, knit, legit, lickety-split, lit, manumit, mishit, mitt, nit, omit, outsit, outwit, permit, pit, Pitt, pretermit, quit, remit, retrofit, sit, slit, snit, spit, split, sprit, squit, submit, transmit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit

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