\ ˈskind How to pronounce skinned (audio) \

Definition of skinned

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

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Then, two years later, a dark-skinned cop charged and sentenced to a long prison term for killing a white woman, followed by a record $20 million civil settlement to be paid by Minneapolis in the case. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: Mike Freeman returns to work — unbowed and ready for business," 1 July 2019 Mustang, muscadine, concord and other thick-skinned grapes are better suited for jellies, jams and other forms of preserves. Paul Stephen,, "How to celebrate the savory side of grapes and cook with them," 26 June 2019 What made this more striking is that my friend was not Haitian, but a dark-skinned African American woman. Lyssa Hargrove, Essence, "Forget Tourism: The Dominican Republic Has Never Been Safe For Haitians," 21 June 2019 Game For Peace is essentially a skinned version of PUBG Mobile with a patriotic setting and less bloodshed. James Vincent, The Verge, "PUBG Mobile is now reportedly the world’s highest-grossing mobile game," 11 June 2019 Detectives swarmed the park looking for evidence, setting up a crime scene tent with yellow tape -- only to discover the blue-skinned corpse was just a doll. Fox News, "'Dead infant' found outside New York City park turns out to be life-like doll," 19 June 2019 The case to fix colorism isn’t made by gaining retweets and applause from Twitter users, but rather reshaping the system that built this pattern, and bringing beautiful dark-skinned women to the front. Teen Vogue, "Tory Lanez Is Being Accused of Staging an Incident to Address Colorism in Hip-Hop," 17 June 2019 There was additional testimony that the shooter could have been in his mid-40s and appeared to be a light-skinned Hispanic male, Travayiakis said. Travis Andersen,, "Jury hears closing arguments in trial of man charged in slaying in Copley Square," 1 May 2018 The Friday tweet, the latest in Nehlen’s history of incendiary statements, appears to have been prompted by recent revelations that early British inhabitants are believed to have been dark-skinned. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "GOP politician mocked Meghan Markle with image of prehistoric black Briton. Twitter banned him.," 12 Feb. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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