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Definition of skinned

: having skin especially of a specified kind usually used in combination dark-skinned

Examples of skinned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One was white with a beard, and police described the other as light-skinned and Hispanic. Christine Dempsey,, 29 July 2021 Online discussions noted that the movie does not accurately represent the neighborhood's Afro-Latino population, favoring light-skinned and white-passing actors. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 15 June 2021 Meanwhile, all of the main Latinx characters are portrayed by light-skinned and white-passing actors, which viewers have pointed out on Twitter makes for an incomplete and inaccurate depiction of Washington Heights. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 13 June 2021 Deborah can be thin-skinned and cruel, and then unexpectedly kind. oregonlive, 2 June 2021 For example, federal testing found facial recognition technology generally performed better when applied to men with lighter skin and worse on darker-skinned women. Faith Karimi, CNN, 9 May 2021 Make Ahead: The hazelnuts can be toasted, skinned and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021 The response struck some Republican operatives as thin-skinned and counterproductive. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, 26 Mar. 2021 Dylan Gelula is equally assured as the more thick-skinned and tolerant Maggie. Will Coviello,, 9 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of skinned

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Skinned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of skinned

: having skin of a specified kind


\ ˈskind How to pronounce skinned (audio) \

Medical Definition of skinned

: having skin especially of a specified kind usually used in combination dark-skinned


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