the skinny

Definition of the skinny

US, informal
:the true information about someone or something that is not known by most people
  • What's the skinny on their supposed breakup?
  • Give me the inside/straight/real skinny.

Word by Word Definitions

skinny play
  1. : resembling skin : membranous

  2. : lacking sufficient flesh : very thin : emaciated

  3. : lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities, or significance

  1. : inside information : dope


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