Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
(also skinner)mass noun informal South African
tittle-tattle, tattle, rumour, rumours, whispers, stories, tales, canards, titbits
- ‘we can catch up on the skinder’
- ‘And that skinder or gossip accounts for a large part of his success as a writer.’
(also skinner)[no object] informal South African
Engage in gossip.
spread rumours, spread gossip, circulate rumours, spread stories, tittle-tattle, tattle, talk, whisper, tell tales, muckrake
- ‘he wondered what his wife and her friend were skindering about’
- ‘What is immoral is stealing and being nasty to other people and skindering and seeking revenge for petty things and killing people and lots of other things.’
From Afrikaans skinder ‘to slander, gossip’.
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