skin-deep

adjective \ ˈskin-ˈdēp \

Definition of skin-deep

1 : as deep as the skin
2 : not thorough or lasting in impression : superficial

First Known Use of skin-deep

circa 1613

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SKIN-DEEP Defined for English Language Learners

skin-deep

Definition of skin-deep for English Language Learners

  • : not very deep at all : relating to, affecting, or involving only the surface



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