Etymology
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skimmer (n.)

"skimming utensil," late 14c., probably an agent noun from skim (v.). It is attested from 1751 as "one who reads superficially." The North American shore bird (1785) is so called from its method of feeding. As "one who diverts money from earnings for some private purpose" by 1970.

updated on December 03, 2022

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