Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 16:06:54 -0500 From: Pat Courts Subject: Re: skell yet again I asked a friend of mine who works a narcotics detail in Albany. He says The term "skel" refers to a particularly low form of criminal. Typically one who commits impulsive crimes which don't require much skill or intelligence. The term seems to have originated, and is most commonly used by the NYPD. In Albany we usually would refer to such persons as "mutts". (e.g. We picked up these two "skels" for the liquor store robbery.) So now, what about "mutts"?