skintight

adjective

skin·​tight ˈskin-ˈtīt How to pronounce skintight (audio)
: closely fitted to the figure
skintight pants

Examples of skintight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From metallic florals to skintight frocks, here are the Kardashians' Met Gala looks. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 Case in point: While promoting her latest venture, a line of vodka seltzers called Sprinter, the 26-year-old stepped out in a skintight Ferragamo micro-minidress with a wide belt resting on her hips. Sam Reed, Glamour, 22 Mar. 2024 Designers have, at various points during the autumn-winter 2024 season, taken the naked-dressing phenomenon toward its final destination: skintight and see-through garments that leave almost nothing to the imagination. Glamour, 1 Mar. 2024 Think geek-chic glasses, undone button-ups that highlight lots of cleavage, and skintight pencil skirts—basically Gisele Bündchen in The Devil Wears Prada. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 27 Feb. 2024 The Wednesday star wore a skintight red latex dress with a long train — and a bright red lip to match. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 18 Feb. 2024 Playing up the dressed-to-kill vibe, Spears then emerges in a skintight black catsuit with leather harness accents—to ride on a motorcycle with Tyson Beckford, naturally. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 11 Jan. 2024 The skintight velvet dress featured ultra skinny spaghetti straps, while the cutouts were reminiscent of honeycombs that were organized in a geometric pattern, creating a fun visual effect. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 The photogenic, high-energy pair perfectly fit the part, with their signature flowing braids, skintight bicycle shorts and peppy dance moves. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 23 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skintight was in 1885

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“Skintight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skintight. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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skintight

adjective
skin·​tight ˈskin-ˈtīt How to pronounce skintight (audio)
: closely fitted to the figure
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