Etymology
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skinner (n.)

late 14c., "a dealer in skins," from skin (n.); as "one who skins," 1690s, agent noun from skin (v.). The surname is attested from mid-13c. Also in U.S. use "one who strips, robs, or plunders;" the name given to a band of marauders who committed depredations on Loyalists in New York during the Revolution. Compare Old Norse skinnari "a dealer in skins; a skinner, tanner."

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Definitions of skinner
1
skinner (n.)
a person who prepares or deals in animal skins;
skinner (n.)
a worker who drives mules;
Synonyms: muleteer / mule skinner / mule driver
2
Skinner (n.)
United States actor (1858-1942);
Synonyms: Otis Skinner
Skinner (n.)
United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979);
Synonyms: Cornelia Otis Skinner
Skinner (n.)
United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990);
Synonyms: Fred Skinner / B. F. Skinner / Burrhus Frederic Skinner
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