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Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day: Skiver

This entry is part 24 of 28 in the series Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

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(sky·ver) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~n.
1. one who avoids tasks or work in general; a shirker. [see also sloper]
2. a splinter of wood embedded in the skin (also skelf).
3. skive (“Ah cannae be arsed wi’ this – ahm away fur a skive.“)

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  1. meaning of “muggins” ?

    • Asiadaze Asiadaze

      It’s obviously a Scottish reference to a cat.
      In English it’s Moggins

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