One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An obnoxious or contemptible person; a person regarded as disgusting, unpleasant, etc.
1with object To disgust (someone), to repel; to make uncomfortable.
2with object To loathe (a person or thing); to dislike intensely.
1990s; earliest use found in The Village Voice. Either from skeeve, or independently as back-formation from skeevy<br>1980s. Probably back-formation from skeevy, perhaps after Italian schifare to loathe, (reflexive) to feel disgust or nausea, to nauseate, repel.
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