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skimmington

División en sílabas: skim·ming·ton
Pronunciación: /ˈskimiNGtən
 
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Definición de skimmington en inglés:

sustantivo

historical
A procession made through a village intended to bring ridicule on and make an example of a nagging wife or an unfaithful husband.
Example sentences
  • Athough skimmingtons and charivaris differed from place to place, they all contained similar elements.
  • I think it's high time we bring back the skimmington ride, this time with a bluesy rock n’ roll beat.
  • Other marital irregularities in Burbage at later periods gave cause for skimmingtons, which are recorded in 1625 and 1835.

Origen

early 17th century: perhaps from skimming ladle, used as a thrashing instrument during the procession.

Frases

ride skimmington

1
Hold a skimmington procession.
Example sentences
  • The poor Tories are suffering the most cruel persecutions; some have been obliged to ride skimmington.
  • The plaintiff declares, that he is a hackney- coachman, and that the defendant with an intent to disgrace him did ride Skimmington.

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