What does skiff mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skiff(noun)

    any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor


  1. skiff(Noun)

    A small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern.

  2. skiff(Noun)

    Any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.

  3. skiff(Noun)

    A light wind/rain/snow, etc.

    A skiff of rain blew into the shed and the two men moved their chairs back.

  4. skiff(Noun)

    Used when referring to anyone (typically rednecks and fishermen) who has a degree of intelligence, but believes they are more than they actually are.

  5. Origin: From esquif, from schifo, of origin, from *, from skipan, from skei-. Cognate with skif, scip. More at ship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skiff(noun)

    a small, light boat

  2. Skiff(verb)

    to navigate in a skiff

  3. Origin: [F. esquif, fr. OHG. skif, G. schiff. See Ship.]


  1. Skiff

    A skiff is a small boat. There are a number of different craft which are called skiffs. Traditionally these are coastal or river craft used for leisure or fishing and have a one-person or small crew. Sailing skiffs have developed into high performance competitive classes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Skiff

    skif, n. a small light boat. [A doublet of ship.]

  2. Skiff

    skif, adj. (prov.) distorted: awkward.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skiff in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skiff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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