skell etymology

English word skell comes from English skeleton

Detailed word origin of skell

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
skeleton English (eng) (anatomy) The system that provides support to an organism, internal and made up of bones and cartilage in vertebrates, external in some other animals.. (architecture) A frame that provides support to a building or other construction.. (computing) A client-helper procedure that communicates with a stub.. (figuratively) A very thin person.. (figuratively) The central core of something that [...]
skell English (eng) (slang) To fall off or fall over (slang, US, New York) (informal police jargon) A male suspicious person or crime suspect, especially a street person such as a drug dealer, pimp or panhandler. (Compare scumbag.) Popularized on the American TV police drama NYPD Blue.. (slang, US, New York) a homeless person, especially one who sleeps in the New York subway.

Words with the same origin as skell

Descendants of skeleton
endoskeletal exoskeletal musculoskeletal nucleoskeletal skeletal skeletal age skeletal fluorosis skeletal formula skeletal system skeletal-muscle pump skeletogenous