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 And in 2016, Davit pleaded guilty in state court to identity theft in a similar credit card skimming case out of Escondido. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 As mentioned previously, theft through RFID-skimming is rare. Chris Abell, Travel + Leisure, 15 Apr. 2022 These après-ski bashes include live bands, pond skimming, and makeshift outdoor bars. Gordy Megroz, Outside Online, 20 Nov. 2019 Two skimming vessels were working in the area Thursday afternoon to recover oil, according to the Coast Guard. Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2021 User @marvelousimani shared a video on December 13 showing the actor arriving at the premiere, capturing Zendaya's butt-skimming cornrows in all their glory. Sara Miranda, Allure, 14 Dec. 2021 Dunham ended the evening in a floor-skimming, A-line gown featuring an abstract painting of Dunham and Felber by Kane. Hanna Flanagan,, 30 Sep. 2021 Equally sculptural and body skimming, this simple silhouette looks striking in black leather. Alexander Fisher And Jenny Hartman, WSJ, 9 July 2021 The rebates and the skimming are invisible to the customer placing the trade order. Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of skimming

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

30 Apr 2022

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“Skimming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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