slim·​mer | \ ˈsli-mər How to pronounce slimmer (audio) \

Definition of slimmer

chiefly British
: a person dieting to lose weight

Examples of slimmer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His slimmer look has been the focus of keen interest in South Korea, with media outlets publishing photos of his previous and current appearances. Fox News, 16 June 2021 Biden and his allies can, of course, point to considerable obstacles that Roosevelt didn’t need to surmount, such as the Democratic Party’s slimmer margins and the fact that the president does not literally control Congress. Eleanor Eagan, The New Republic, 29 Apr. 2021 Apple also showed off a series of slimmer, faster and more colorful iMacs. Jack Nicas, New York Times, 20 Apr. 2021 The after image shows the 41-year-old flexing her toned arms, tapered waistline and slimmer legs that resulted from the month-long fitness program developed by husband and wife fitness gurus Luther and Kathy Freeman. Jasmine Grant, Essence, 21 Jan. 2021 So Liina and her father spent one long July day, without a hide, watching the two adults and their six large cubs, which were almost the size of their parents, though slimmer and lankier. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 14 Oct. 2020 The $350 Pixel 4a has a bigger display, slimmer bezels, a bigger battery, a headphone jack, more storage, and the same OS and camera as the $800 Pixel 4. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 30 Aug. 2020 The slimmer cut is good for narrow feet, but there’s enough stretch in the upper to accommodate wider feet, too. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 18 June 2020 The Buffaloes didn’t give the Utes a slimmer of hope, never letting up even when reserves filled the floor for much of the second half. Arnie Stapleton, The Denver Post, 12 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'slimmer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of slimmer

1967, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About slimmer

Time Traveler for slimmer

Time Traveler

The first known use of slimmer was in 1967

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near slimmer




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for slimmer

Last Updated

29 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Slimmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for slimmer



English Language Learners Definition of slimmer

British : a person who is trying to lose weight

More from Merriam-Webster on slimmer

Nglish: Translation of slimmer for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of slimmer for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!