1) To scold, argue, or use insulting language.

1495 Janett Skeldyng, for flytyng and for ill rewll kepyng, both of the nyght and of the day, York

1543 thay that so doo offend to other … in flytyng or skawdyng … shall forfeit … xls, York

1686 heard fliteing … heard Swire say that William Holgate was a rogue and a knave and cryed after both the father and son … god damn you, you are all nought, Skipton.

places York Skipton
dates 1495 1543 1686

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