Definition of skybal in US English:

skybal

(also skible, skypal, skyble)

noun

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
rare, archaic
  • A mean, disreputable, or contemptible person; a rascal, a rogue.

adjective

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
rare, archaic
  • Rascally, disreputable; wretched; worn-out; worthless.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Knox (c1514–1572), religious reformer. Origin unknown. Perhaps an alteration of ribald, after scabbard or scallard.

Pronunciation

skybal

/ˈskʌɪbəl/