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Definition of skintight

: closely fitted to the figure skintight pants

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Recent Examples on the Web Khloe Kardashian rocked a modern skintight denim on denim look, while Millie Bobbie Brown opted for a more acid-washed style. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, "TikTok is inspiring celebrity fashion trends from tie dye to straw hats: How to style it yourself," 8 July 2020 Indeed, the woman was hiding nothing at all, wearing skintight purple leggings and an even tighter tube top. August Cole, Wired, "AI, AR, and the (Somewhat) Speculative Future of a Tech-Fueled FBI," 5 June 2020 Unity Loose Fit Long Sleeve Rashguard Avoid board rash with this comfortably loose shirt — leave the skintight gear to the pros! — that also guards against U.V. rays. Kit Dillon, New York Times, "What to Bring on Vacation if You Want to Learn How to Surf," 7 Mar. 2020 For the occasion, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars wore skintight outfits from Balmain's autumn/winter 2020 collection, which were presented on the runway earlier this week. Natasha Reda, Glamour, "Kourtney and Kim Kardashian Wore Matching Latex Outfits to Kanye West's Church Service," 1 Mar. 2020 Jon KopaloffGetty Images Recently split from boyfriend Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner celebrated the start of October in a skintight orange jumpsuit. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner Goes All in for Fall With a Tight, Sparkly Orange Jumpsuit," 3 Oct. 2019 Her outfits usually flaunt their patron saint's figure with skintight dresses or high-waist pants. Whitney Perry, Glamour, "The Kylie Jenner Outfits Everyone Can Copy (and Instagram)," 8 Jan. 2020 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

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First Known Use of skintight

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skintight was in 1885

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14 Jul 2020

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“Skintight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of skintight

: very closely fitted to the body : very tight

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