Skive vs Skiveoff - What's the difference?

skive | skiveoff |




(en noun)
  • The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.
  • * 2009 , Nicoline van der Sijs, Cookies, Coleslaw, and Stoops: The Influence of Dutch on the North American Languages , page 93
  • Thus, American diamond cutters would talk of a skive (after Dutch schijf ), where their British colleagues would say disk or wheel.


  • To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).
  • (British) To avoid one's lessons or, sometimes, work. Chiefly at school or university.
  • * 2006 , The Economist, Young offenders: Arrested development
  • Truancies, rather bewilderingly, have risen among children on the programme; the government hopes this is because children skive more as they get older.

    Derived terms

    * skiver


  • a disc (UK) or disk (US)
  • a washer (small disc with a hole in the middle )
  • a slice (e.g. slice of bread )
  • Derived terms

    * * (l) ----


    Not English

    Skiveoff has no English definition. It may be misspelled.

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