adjective \ˈski-nē\

: very thin or too thin


Full Definition of SKINNY

:  resembling skin :  membranous
a :  lacking sufficient flesh :  very thin :  emaciated
b :  lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities, or significance
skin·ni·ness noun

Examples of SKINNY

  1. <the tree swing was supported only by a couple of skinny branches>
  2. <her grandmother was always insisting that she was too skinny and never tired of trying to force more food on her>

First Known Use of SKINNY




Definition of SKINNY

:  inside information :  dope <the straight skinny on what's going on — John Geary>

Examples of SKINNY

  1. <a TV show that offers all the skinny on Tinseltown and the stars that light it up>

Origin of SKINNY

perhaps from 1skin + 4-y
First Known Use: 1938

Related to SKINNY

Rhymes with SKINNY


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