chiefly British
: without money : penniless
However skint I am, I always pay my services bills …Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)
I was skint by that time. It was a shame. … Still, who needs money when you're looking good?Melvin Burgess

Examples of skint in a Sentence

an area of London where skint punk rockers would hang out

Word History


alteration of skinned, past participle of skin entry 2

First Known Use

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skint was circa 1925

Dictionary Entries Near skint

Cite this Entry

“Skint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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