What does Skeevy mean?

Skeevy is a slang term, used to describe something as repulsive, disgusting and even untrustworthy, similar to the term Meeskite.


What's the origin of Skeevy?

Etymologists trace the origin of “Skeevy” back to the Italian verb “schifare”, meaning “to loathe”.

One of the earliest examples of a predecessor of “Skeevy” appearing in print as “Skeevie” can be found in a 1955 issue of American Weekly, describing the word as a youth slang for a disgusting person, kind of like how Wook is used today.


Spread & Usage

How did Skeevy spread?

Over the 1960’s and 70’s, the noun “Skeevie” slowly shifted into the currently known adjective “Skeevy”, which was first documented in print in a 1976 issue of the Philadelphia Magazine.

In the following decades, the slang expression, following the pattern of many other slang terms coming from Italian, like Jabroni and Gabagool spread rapidly across popular culture, especially on the East Coast of the United States.

“Skeevy” was first defined on Urban Dictionary on August 18th, 2003, followed by countless other entries in the subsequent years.

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