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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [skim-er]
    • /ˈskɪm ər/
    • /ˈskɪmə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [skim-er]
    • /ˈskɪm ər/

Definitions of skimmer word

  • noun skimmer a person or thing that skims. 1
  • noun skimmer a shallow utensil, usually perforated, used in skimming liquids. 1
  • noun skimmer any of several gull-like birds of the family Rynchopidae, that skim the water with the elongated lower mandible immersed while in search of food. 1
  • noun skimmer a stiff, wide-brimmed hat with a shallow flat crown, usually made of straw. 1
  • noun skimmer a woman's A-line dress with side darts that shape it slightly to the body. 1
  • noun skimmer water bird 1

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Origin of skimmer

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; skim + -er1; replacing Middle English skemour, skymour, variant of schumour < Middle French (e)scumoir ladle for skimming; see scum

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Parts of speech for Skimmer


skimmer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for skimmer

noun skimmer

  • boater — A boater or a straw boater is a hard straw hat with a flat top and brim which is often worn for certain social occasions in the summer.
  • bowler — The bowler in a sport such as cricket is the player who is bowling the ball.
  • chapeau — a hat
  • chapeaux — a hat.
  • fedora — a soft felt hat with a curled brim, worn with the crown creased lengthwise.

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