skin·​tight | \ˈskin-ˈtīt \

Definition of skintight 

: closely fitted to the figure skintight pants

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The skintight silhouette hugs her curves, suggesting that Beyoncé is the modern-day Aphrodite., "Beyoncé Lets Her Outfits Do The Talking In Everything Is Love's First Video," 17 June 2018 Alexander Malkevich stood outside the White House on Thursday, braving the 85-degree heat in a skintight long-sleeve shirt with Che Guevara’s face emblazoned on it. NBC News, "This man is running Russia's newest propaganda effort in the U.S. — or at least he's trying to," 15 June 2018 Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and other luxury brands included skintight jumpsuits on the Spring 2018 runways. Pia Catton, WSJ, "Serena Williams Can Rock a Bodysuit. Can You?," 5 June 2018 An orchestra, MusicAeterna, awaited her onstage, as did the radically probing conductor Teodor Currentzis, who was wearing a skintight black outfit and bulky boots. Mark Swed,, "The one and only Patricia Kopatchinskaja comes to the Ojai Music Festival," 31 May 2018 With its plunging neckline, skintight silhouette, and a black band hitting right above the waist for a corsetry effect, Dundas’s creation commanded attention. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Gave NYFW Its Supermodel Style Moment," 10 Feb. 2018 Kardashian West also wore a fanny pack around her waist that called attention to the skintight bike shorts below. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West’s Yeezy Season 7 Tour Continues in Kyoto," 2 Mar. 2018 In a nearby lab, Laura Aymerich, a psychologist, and Sameer Kishore, a roboticist, helped me into a skintight Velcro suit covered in white plastic dots. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "Are We Already Living in Virtual Reality?," 26 Mar. 2018 Miguel Villagran Getty Images A year ago, two blondes in skintight silver mini dresses and stiletto heels were stationed at Ssangyong Motor Co.’s display at the Geneva car show. Jaclyn Gallucci, Fortune, "‘Booth Babes’ Are Being Banished at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show," 28 Feb. 2018

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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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