skip (v.) Look up skip at Dictionary.com
c.1300, "to spring lightly," also "to jump over," probably from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse skopa "to take a run," Middle Swedish skuppa "to skip, leap," from Proto-Germanic *skupan (cognates: Middle Swedish skuppa, dialectal Swedish skopa "to skip, leap"). Related: Skipped; skipping.

Meaning "omit intervening parts" first recorded late 14c. Meaning "fail to attend" is from 1905. Meaning "to cause to skip or bound" is from 1680s. The custom of skipping rope has been traced to 17c.; it was commonly done by boys as well as girls until late 19c.
skip (n.2) Look up skip at Dictionary.com
short for skipper (n.1), 1830, originally in sports jargon (curling).
skip (n.1) Look up skip at Dictionary.com
"a spring, a bound," early 15c., from skip (v.). Meaning "a passing over or disregarding" is from 1650s.