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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To disgust.
noun: A disgusting person.
Probably a back-formation from skeevy (disgusting), from Italian schifare (to disgust or to loathe). Earliest documented use: verb: 1986, noun: 1990.
“People have a thing about feet ... People get skeeved.’”
Katherine Rosman; He Took His Shoes Off 20 Years Ago; The New York Times; Mar 1, 2023.
“He’s a skeeve. Never liked him. Never hang with him. He just ain’t right.”
Kristen Ashley; Free; Rock Chick; 2019.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter. -Euripides, playwright (c. 480-406 BCE)