Used to express friendly feelings toward one’s companions before drinking.
More example sentences
- But to the bringing of so much raw power and some added dimensions to the work, all I can say is skoal!
- The custom of clinking glasses and meeting a drinking partner's gaze when you ‘skol’ them, is rooted in the Viking warrior tradition of ensuring that no one had poisoned their drink.
- In order to avoid cliche (a novel concept in football), anyone who described the premiership feeling as ‘fantastic’ had to skol a beer.
early 17th century (a Scots use): from Danish and Norwegian skaal, Swedish skål, from Old Norse skál 'bowl'; perhaps introduced through the visit of James VI to Denmark in 1589. Compare with scale2.
Definition of skoal in:
- The British & World English dictionary