skim·​ming | \ ˈski-miŋ How to pronounce skimming (audio) \

Definition of skimming

: that which is skimmed from a liquid

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Skim milk is routinely fortified with vitamin A (which prevents blindness, and which is removed in the skimming process). Kelsey Piper, Vox, "ACLU, Tofurky ask for an injunction on Arkansas’s anti-veggie burger law," 14 Aug. 2019 Skim milk is routinely fortified with vitamin A (which prevents blindness, and which is removed in the skimming process). Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Mississippi is forbidding grocery stores from calling veggie burgers “veggie burgers”," 3 July 2019 The Greenfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of placing a skimming device on an ATM outside a bank. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Greenfield police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who placed a skimmer on an ATM," 25 July 2019 Two men from Glendale and one man from Burbank were charged in federal court late last month for their alleged involvement in a 2016 credit-card skimming scheme on the East Coast. Andy Nguyen,, "Burbank and Glendale men charged in East Coast card-skimming scheme," 5 July 2019 YSL’s collection was full of calf-skimming skirts, shoulder pads, big furry cropped jackets, and flowers in the hair. Marlen Komar, Vox, "The surprisingly controversial history of the midi-length skirt," 27 June 2019 While the model has experimented with choppy bobs and waist-grazing strands, this latest shoulder-skimming style makes for a zero maintenance beauty strategy. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Chrissy Teigen’s Vacation Hair Strategy Is One to Steal," 6 June 2019 Criminal instrument Multiple credit card skimming devices were found at a business in the 2100 block of Main Street, according to a police report filed May 20. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Pearland police: Students snagged with drugs, paraphernalia," 5 June 2019 Totally transforming her usual look, hairstylist Christian Wood gave Sophie long, eyelash skimming, blonde bangs. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Got Long Blonde Bangs and Looks Almost Unrecognizable," 24 May 2019

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First Known Use of skimming

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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