thin-skinned

adjective \ ˈthin-ˌskind \

Definition of thin-skinned

1 : having a thin skin or rind
  • thin-skinned oranges
2 : unduly susceptible to criticism or insult : touchy

First Known Use of thin-skinned

1598

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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THIN-SKINNED Defined for English Language Learners

thin-skinned

Definition of thin-skinned for English Language Learners

  • : having a thin skin

  • : easily bothered by criticism or insults : very sensitive



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