skint

adjective
\ ˈskint How to pronounce skint (audio) \

Definition of skint

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

First Known Use of skint

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skint

alteration of skinned, past participle of skin entry 2

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The first known use of skint was circa 1925

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skint

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Cite this Entry

“Skint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skint. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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