Other Word Forms of Skirmish
Origin of Skirmish
Middle English skirmisshe alteration (influenced by Middle English skirmisshen to brandish a weapon) of skarmush from Old French eskarmouch from Old Italian scaramuccia of Germanic origin sker-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French escarmouche (“skirmish"), from Italian scaramuccia, earlier schermugio.
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