slimnastics

noun

slim·​nas·​tics ˌslim-ˈna-stiks How to pronounce slimnastics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: exercises designed to reduce one's weight

Word History

Etymology

slim entry 1 + gymnastics

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slimnastics was in 1967

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“Slimnastics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slimnastics. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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