The definition of skittish is jumpy or easy to frighten.(adjective)
A horse that gets very nervous at every little sound and that jumps and runs whenever he hears a noise is an example of a horse that would be described as skittish.
See skittish in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME: see skit & -ish
See skittish in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , perhaps of Scandinavian origin
Origin: ; akin to Old Norse skjōta, to shoot; see shoot.
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