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skin and bones

Definition of skin and bones

informal

  1. :  very thin in a way that is unattractive and unhealthy <After the illness, he was skin and bones.> <The starving dog was nothing but skin and bones.>



Variants of skin and bones

or skin and bone

Word by Word Definitions

skinplay
  1. :  the integument of an animal (as a fur-bearing mammal or a bird) separated from the body usually with its hair or feathers

    :  a usually unmounted specimen of a vertebrate (as in a museum)

    :  the hide or pelt of a game or domestic animal

  1. :  to strip, scrape, or rub off an outer covering (as the skin or rind) of

    :  to strip or peel off

    :  to cut, chip, or damage the surface of

  1. :  devoted to showing nudes

boneplay bones
  1. :  one of the hard parts of the skeleton of a vertebrate

    :  any of various hard animal substances or structures (as baleen or ivory) akin to or resembling bone

    :  the hard largely calcareous connective tissue of which the adult skeleton of most vertebrates is chiefly composed

  1. :  to remove the bones from

    :  to provide (a garment) with stays

    :  to rub (as a boot or baseball bat) with something hard (as a piece of bone) in order to smooth the surface

  1. :  extremely, very

    :  totally


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