skin·​ny-dip ˈski-nē-ˌdip How to pronounce skinny-dip (audio)
skinny-dipped; skinny-dipping; skinny-dips

intransitive verb

: to swim in the nude
skinny-dip noun
skinny-dipper noun

Examples of skinny-dip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arthur Elgort has also photographed the likes of Linda Evangelista and Patti Hansen in various states of undress—post skinny-dip or fresh out of the shower. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 The scene: One night, as Maddie and a reluctant Percy go skinny-dipping at the beach, some bullies try to steal their stuff. Maya Phillips, New York Times, 3 Sep. 2023 Other photos show a strong Camila walking in the water at sunset, and her flashing her toned arms while pulling herself up during that skinny-dipping session. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 27 July 2023 Camila Cabello had fun skinny-dipping on vacation in Puerto Rico—and posting photo proof for her Instagram followers. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 24 July 2023 Not to mention that Percy spends much of the film rebuffing Maddie’s attempts to seduce him and appearing incredibly uncomfortable in the face of her skinny-dipping and lap-dancing. Claire Cohen, Vogue, 26 June 2023 The actors' scenes in the buff come when Maddie takes Percy skinny-dipping at night, and their clothes are stolen by other beachgoers. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 14 June 2023 The three women are in fine fettle, with dog-walking grandmother Suzie finding local fame (if not fortune) on the radio and septuagenarian Judith still crafting fiendishly clever crosswords and scandalizing local birdwatchers by skinny-dipping even in winter. Yvonne Zipp, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 May 2023 The trailer shows Maddie trying to loosen Percy up by encouraging him to drink and skinny-dip. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skinny-dip was in 1964

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“Skinny-dip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: to swim in the nude
skinny-dipper noun
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