Definition of skit in English:



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

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


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).