Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

skint

play
adjective \ˈskint\

Simple Definition of skint

  • : having no money

Full Definition of skint

chiefly British

  1. :  penniless

Examples of skint

  1. <an area of London where skint punk rockers would hang out>



Origin of skint

alteration of skinned, past participle of 2skin


First Known Use: circa 1925

Rhymes with skint


Learn More about skint


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up skint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet pince-nez spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ