how to pronounce skiff


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skiff is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of skiff


  1. Any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person.
  2. The act of cutting or pruning the bushes in a tea garden according to specific norms. Various types of skiff are used viz Light Skiff (LS), Medium Skiff (MS), Deep Skiff (DS) and Level Of Skiff (LOS).
  3. A deep blanket of snow covering the ground.
  4. A small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern.
  5. A light wind/rain/snow, etc.


  1. To navigate in a skiff.
  2. To cut (a tea bush) to maintain the plucking table.


  1. A surname​.

skiff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word skiff occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics skiff can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that skiff can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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