Definition of Skell

1. Noun. (slang US) a homeless person, especially one who sleeps in the New York subway. ¹



2. Noun. (slang US) (informal police jargon) A male suspicious person or crime suspect, especially a street person such as a drug dealer, pimp or panhandler. (Compare scumbag.) Popularized on the American TV police drama ''NYPD Blue''. ¹

3. Verb. (slang) To fall off or fall over ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skell

1. a homeless person [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skell

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Literary usage of Skell

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1. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"... or of the events which led to the first rising of its walls on the banks of the little river skell. It is easily reached from the great cities and towns ..."

2. A Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1900)
"... HALL—SCENERY ALONG THE RIVER skell. IF all show-places in Yorkshire probably none are more visited or better known than Fountains Abbey, and few English ..."

3. Record Series (Yorkshire Archaeological Society) by Yorkshire Archaeological Society (1904)
"A prophecy that Deane and skell shal Fountains fell. ... and the brok skell which they feared would overflow. [...?] Deane and skell suppressed. ..."

4. The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard (1919)
""skell was a mighty spirit whose realm was the Klamath Marsh country, ... "A fierce war occurred between skell and La-o and their followers, which raged for ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"(15) (a) P. skell and P. Readio, ibid., 86, 3334 (1964); (b) P. skell, D.Tuleen, ... 81, 5937 (1959); (c) P. Readio and P. skell, J. Org. Chem., 31, ..."

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