Definition of Skimmington

1. n. A word employed in the phrase, To ride Skimmington; that is to ride on a horse with a woman, but behind her, facing backward, carrying a distaff, and accompanied by a procession of jeering neighbors making mock music; a cavalcade in ridicule of a henpecked man. The custom was in vogue in parts of England.



Definition of Skimmington

1. Noun. (obsolete) A person impersonating his/her offending spouse in a procession with the aim of ridicule. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A ludicrous procession for the purpose of ridiculing (a person's offending spouse). ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A cuckold ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Skimmington

1. A word employed in the phrase, To ride Skimmington; that is to ride on a horse with a woman, but behind her, facing backward, carrying a distaff, and accompanied by a procession of jeering neighbors making mock music; a cavalcade in ridicule of a henpecked man. The custom was in vogue in parts of England. Origin: Etymol. Uncertain. Perhaps the name of some notorius scold. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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skimmington (current term)
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