skin-deep

adjective
\ ˈskin-ˈdēp How to pronounce skin-deep (audio) \

Definition of skin-deep

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

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First Known Use of skin-deep

circa 1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of skin-deep was circa 1613

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“Skin-deep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skin-deep. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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skin-deep

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of skin-deep

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

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