\ˈskind \

Definition of skinned 

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

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Prosecutors said Damache sought to recruit light-skinned women and others who did not fit the traditional terrorist profile to wage jihad. Claudia Lauer, The Seattle Times, "Algerian tied to cartoonist death plot guilty of terrorism," 23 July 2018 The woman described the attacker as a roughly 5-feet-6-inch, 150-pound white man or light-skinned Latino with short, thick, wavy hair. City News Service,, "Public's help sought to locate a man who grabbed, threatened woman in Vista," 27 June 2018 The former is hardy, thick-skinned, and prized for its acidity, while the latter is silkier on the palate with honeyed, peachy overtones. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Georgian Wine Country," 5 Sep. 2018 There's no risk of even a skinned knuckle before your driver is back out. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This isn’t a game: We try out a professional driver-in-the-loop simulator," 9 Aug. 2018 But to get there, the bottle slides conspicuously past three black partygoers before landing in front of the fair-skinned model. Anne Branigin, The Root, "Heineken Is the Latest Brand With a ‘Terribly Racist’ Ad," 27 Mar. 2018 The skinned knees, the bruised egos, the broken hearts are required by adulthood for entry. Scott Craven, USA TODAY, "Lessons my son taught me: A Father's Day special," 13 June 2018 There is great value in persuading light-skinned people that race is a mendacious fiction, while white privilege is an indisputable fact. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "50 Years After His Assassination, We Are No Closer to Realizing MLK’s Most Radical Dream," 4 Apr. 2018 But delicacy was the prize with the housemade spinach ravioli, whose thin-skinned dumplings were lifted to luxury by a vivid whiff of summer truffles. Craig Laban,, "Atlantic City restaurants: New casinos, diverse independent spots create rising culinary energy," 6 July 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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: having skin of a specified kind


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Medical Definition of skinned 

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

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