Meaning of skinch in English:

skinch

Pronunciation /skɪn(t)ʃ/

verb

(also skinge)
dialect British, Midlands English, US
  • To be frugal, to economize; = "scrimp".

exclamation

(also skinge)
dialect British
  • In children's games: a term used to call for a truce or claim temporary immunity from capture, etc. Compare "parley", "pax".

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). Origin unknown.