Definition of skinker in English:

skinker

noun

Regional
archaic
  • A person who draws, pours out, or serves drink, especially alcohol; a tapster.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Patten (d. ?1598), author. From skink + -er. Compare Middle Dutch schenker, scenker, scinker, sceinker (early modern Dutch schinkere), Middle Low German schenker (German regional (Low German) schenker), Middle High German schenker (German Schenker).

Pronunciation

skinker

/ˈskɪŋkə/