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

Definition of skimming

: that which is skimmed from a liquid

Examples of skimming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the boots are typically characterized by their elastic side panels, ankle-skimming height, and streamlined silhouette, chunkier, above-the-ankle iterations have gained traction this season. Rachel Besser, Vogue, "The Covetable Chelsea Boots Well Worth the Investment," 4 Nov. 2020 Jon Rahm skips ball across pond in amazing hole-in-one at the Masters Rahm, who made two holes-in-one in practice rounds, including an incredible skimming effort on the 16th, is quietly confident after a first round recovery. Paul Gittings, CNN, "Tiger in the hunt at US Masters after strong opening round at Augusta National," 12 Nov. 2020 Does any garment embody the deliciously crisp fall season like a thigh-skimming, plaid, pleated skirt? Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Irina Shayk Wears the Most Satisfying Skirt of Fall," 14 Oct. 2020 Payment card skimming used to refer solely to the practice of infecting point-of-sale machines in brick-and-mortar stores. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Crooks abuse Google Analytics to conceal theft of payment card data," 22 June 2020 Swallows swarm over the water, diving and skimming across its glassy surface. Ian James,, "How a trickle of water is breathing life into the parched Colorado River Delta," 19 Apr. 2020 So the researchers coordinated with other internet watchdogs to take down the malicious infrastructure behind the skimming on March 1. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, "Online Credit Card Skimmers Are Thriving During the Pandemic," 31 Mar. 2020 Police found a box in the trunk that contained a credit-card skimming device. Connor Van Ligten, azcentral, "Armed robbery in Glendale furniture store leads police to arrest in identity-theft scheme," 7 Mar. 2020 According to online court records, Soria San Miguel also has several open court cases, including cases related to charges of credit card skimming, marijuana possession and driving without a license or expired plates. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Man arrested in connection with shooting near Iroquois Park, Louisville police say," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of skimming

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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1 Dec 2020

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“Skimming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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