Skinker

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Skinker One who serves liquor; a tapster.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skinker One who draws or pours out liquor; a tapster; a server of drink; hence, the landlord of an alehouse or tavern.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Skinker one who serves drink, a tapster
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scencan, to pour out drink; Ger. schenken.

Usage

In literature:

Beverley Turner is to be married the same night, to Miss Rose Skinker, and sweet Margaret will also leave us.
"Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee" by (His Son) Captain Robert E. Lee
Heaven is like to have but a lame skinker, then.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
Of the beer-skinkers one 1240 Who fain was and fey bow'd adown to his floor-rest.
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous
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In news:

Lindell Boulevard from Skinker Boulevard to the Missouri History Museum.
Through January 7, 2013, at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards (on the campus of Washington University).
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