Definition of Skittery

1. Adjective. skittish ¹



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Definition of Skittery

1. skittish [adj -TERIER, -TERIEST] - See also: skittish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skittery

skitches
skitching
skite-the-gutter
skited
skites
skiting
skits
skitted
skitter
skittered
skitterier
skitteriest
skittering
skitters
skittery (current term)
skitting
skittish
skittishly
skittishness
skittishnesses
skittle
skittle-dog
skittle-dogs
skittle alley
skittle ball
skittle out
skittle pin
skittleball
skittled

Literary usage of Skittery

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1. The West Somerset Word-book: A Glossary of Dialectal and Archaic Words and by Frederick Thomas Elworthy (1886)
"You on't catch me drinkin' that there new cider again ! nif didn make me skittery then last night, sure 'nough ! ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1879)
"Your horse is n't skittery, is he? Perhaps your folks have gone somewhere to stay all night. ..."

3. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"... "skittery," "Bag of Bones," "One Lung Pete," and "Scotty" were in the same group; and so also was "Jake the Oyster," a tender-hearted boy who was spoken ..."

4. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"... "skittery," "Bag of Bones," "One Lung Pete," and "Scotty" were in the same group; and so also was "Jake the Oyster," a tender-hearted boy who was spoken ..."

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