slim


1slim

adjective \ˈslim\

: thin in an attractive way

: small in amount, size, or degree

slim·merslim·mest

Full Definition of SLIM

1
:  of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length :  slender
2
a :  mean, worthless
b :  adroit, crafty
3
a :  inferior in quality or amount :  slight
b :  scanty, small <a slim chance>
slim·ly adverb
slim·ness noun

Examples of SLIM

  1. She looked slim and fit for her age.
  2. He has a slim build.
  3. I was a lot slimmer in those days.
  4. They have only a slim chance of winning.

Origin of SLIM

Dutch, bad, inferior, from Middle Dutch slimp crooked, bad; akin to Middle High German slimp awry
First Known Use: 1657

Rhymes with SLIM

2slim

verb

: to make (something) thinner

slimmedslim·ming

Full Definition of SLIM

transitive verb
:  to make slender :  decrease the size of
intransitive verb
:  to become slender

Examples of SLIM

  1. She started exercising to slim her thighs.
  2. I'll skip dessert; I'm slimming.

First Known Use of SLIM

1862

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