Etymology
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skit (n.)

"piece of light satire or caricature," 1820, from earlier sense "a satirical remark or reflection" (1727), originally (1570s) "a vain, frivolous, or wanton girl" (originally Scottish, now archaic), related to verb meaning "to shy or be skittish, caper, frolic" (1610s), perhaps from Old Norse skjuta "to shoot, move quickly" (see skittish).

updated on October 06, 2013

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Definitions of skit from WordNet

skit (n.)
a short theatrical episode;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.