One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounSouth African
Gossip.‘we can catch up on the skinder’
tittle-tattle, tattle, rumour, rumours, whispers, stories, tales, canards, titbitsView synonyms
- ‘And that skinder or gossip accounts for a large part of his success as a writer.’
verb[no object]South African
Engage in gossip.‘he wondered what his wife and her friend were skindering about’
spread rumours, spread gossip, circulate rumours, spread stories, tittle-tattle, tattle, talk, whisper, tell tales, muckrakeView synonyms
- ‘What is immoral is stealing and being nasty to other people and skindering and seeking revenge for petty things and killing people and lots of other things.’
From Afrikaans skinder ‘to slander, gossip’.
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