Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Skiver

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skiver
(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).
~v.
3. skive (“Ah cannae be arsed wi’ this – ahm away fur a skive.“)

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