Definition of skit in English:

skit

noun

  • 1A short comedy sketch or piece of humorous writing, especially a parody:

    ‘a skit on daytime magazine programmes’
    • ‘They can stage a short skit about Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March and India's struggle for Independence.’
    • ‘The shows consisted of skits, sketches and musical items, and featured visiting celebrity guest stars.’
    • ‘His cartoons, novels, skits and plays reflect an immense zest for portraying the funny side of life.’
    • ‘From the moment he started writing, he began to write short skits and plays.’
    • ‘What is more, they would be encouraged to write skits, short plays and scripts for documentaries during the trek.’
    • ‘Whenever we film our video game parody skits, we try to include, and harass, as many people in public as we can.’
    • ‘His outrageous comedy skits and quick wit made him part of daily life for millions of American families.’
    • ‘She looked past the new release shelf to see Steve and Tim watching some comedy skits on TV.’
    • ‘The watchword here was informality, with the pair linking skits and sketches in an amiable, easy-going manner.’
    • ‘Skeins emerged through group projects to render the maze of tradition through a time-line, skits and sketches.’
    • ‘The entertainment fare was peppered with cinematic dance, oriental Thai performances and humorous skits.’
    • ‘In the lower classes, students would stage skits in which they played the part of upper-caste Jats.’
    • ‘Youth of all backgrounds performed skits and spoken word pieces about political and social justice.’
    • ‘Your skits and spoken-word pieces about music tend to have a sarcastic edge.’
    • ‘In the short skit, the guys left everyone spellbound with their fluency in Hindi.’
    • ‘A short skit was presented with a message conveying that the disabled were in no way inferior to others.’
    • ‘An interview with Meena and a comedy skit will also be telecast.’
    • ‘What was originally supposed to be a short skit for the end-of-run cast party soon turned into a show in its own right.’
    • ‘Along with brazenly ridiculing government and society, Ko began to incorporate short comedic skits into the band's sets.’
    • ‘The writers have been going a little nuts thinking up scenarios and skits and sketches and things like that.’
    comedy sketch, act, piece, turn, item, routine, number
    parody, take-off, pastiche, burlesque, satire, travesty, squib
    spoof, send-up
    piss-take
    pasquinade
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    1. 1.1North American A short informal performance intended to educate or inform:
      ‘students will create skits about bullying and go to each elementary school to perform them’

Origin

Early 18th century (in the sense ‘satirical comment or attack’): related to the rare verb skit ‘move lightly and rapidly’, perhaps from Old Norse (compare with skjóta shoot).

Pronunciation

skit

/skɪt/