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Definition of skinned

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

Examples of skinned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In many parts of Africa, light skinned women are considered more beautiful. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, "British-Nigerian actress shines a light on colorism in Netflix documentary," 3 July 2020 Beyond being described as light-skinned and having lost the use of one hand in a shooting accident, little was written of his physical appearance — not his height or build or speaking voice. Washington Post, "Remembering the slave who joined Jefferson in Philadelphia," 1 July 2020 The study also said commentators were about seven times more likely to talk about a darker-skinned player in reference to power, and three times more likely to talk about his speed. oregonlive, "European soccer announcers show racial bias in commentary: Report," 1 July 2020 Once upon a time, manufacturer-skinned versions of Android were considered blasphemy. Whitson Gordon, Popular Science, "Tweak your Samsung Galaxy to give it that stock Android look," 29 June 2020 Laborers, consigned to lower castes, were often darker skinned. NBC News, "How protests led to a critique of Bollywood's colorism and a reckoning for South Asians," 23 June 2020 But there has long been a bias for white or fair-skinned actors, models, and potential brides and grooms, and an inherent prejudice against Black Arabs with origins in Africa – a colorism activists say is rooted in slavery. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "Voicing ‘solidarity’ against US racism, Arabs expose scourge at home," 22 June 2020 Black people were shot, skinned, burned alive, bludgeoned, and hanged from trees. National Geographic, "‘It was a modern-day lynching’: Violent deaths reflect a brutal American legacy," 4 June 2020 This 2015 documentary examines the advantages and disadvantages of being a light-skinned woman and touches on topics like bullying, skin-bleaching and social media. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Juneteenth TV specials to celebrate: 'Black-ish' marathon, 'Selma,' 'Get Out' and more," 19 June 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 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of skinned

: 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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