skin·​tight | \ ˈskin-ˈtīt How to pronounce skintight (audio) \

Definition of skintight

: closely fitted to the figure skintight pants

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The elevator is packed with more women in bright, skintight finery. Washington Post, "On ‘Pose,’ dancing isn’t just about self-expression. It’s a survival skill for trans women.," 7 June 2019 Kim wore a skintight blue dress with a deep cut down the center. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala 2019 After Party Look Was Clearly Cher Inspired," 7 May 2019 While Kendall Jenner opted for a chic suit, Kim decided to rock skintight latex and Kylie wore a transparent gown covered in crystals. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian's Met Gala Afterparty Looks Were Skintight and See-Through," 7 May 2019 Elsewhere, a certain irreverent, unexpected elegance came to the fore: take Marion Cotillard at the Chanel Spring 2019 couture show, who wore skintight bike shorts with her little black Coco jacket. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of January 28, 2019," 28 Jan. 2019 Toward the end of the video, Lipa transforms into Alita, throwing her cyborg fist up in the air while wearing a skintight black crop top. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Goes Cyberpunk in Her New Music Video," 24 Jan. 2019 Stepping out in the city that never sleeps tonight to watch her beau, Travis Scott, perform at New York's Madison Square Garden, Jenner debuted the medium-length metallic chop and a set of skintight crimson pants. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Pulls Off Her Trickiest Hair Color Yet," 28 Nov. 2018 Here’s my go-to gear guide for staying warm: Start with a skintight base layer. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "3 Simple Things I Do to Make Winter Running More Enjoyable," 8 Dec. 2018 In April of this year, Cardi debuted her baby bump in dramatic, over-the-top fashion (so Cardi!) during her Saturday Night Live performance in a skintight white lace dress. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Cardi B Posts First Photo of Daughter Kulture In the Aftermath of Her Split With Offset," 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of skintight

1885, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of skintight

: very closely fitted to the body : very tight

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