skin·​tight | \ ˈskin-ˈtīt \

Definition of skintight

: closely fitted to the figure skintight pants

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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 The skintight gray bodysuit was a nice match for the sporty, canvas trousers and the pointy-toe boots added a few chic inches of elevation. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Takes On This Geeky Tourist Accessory," 24 July 2018 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

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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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