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skin-search

[skin-surch] /ˈskɪnˌsɜrtʃ/
verb (used with object)

skin search

noun
Origin of skin search
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70
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skin-search

noun

A thorough scrutiny of a naked person, esp for hypodermic needle marks, concealed narcotics, etc (1935+ Police)

verb

: They skin-searched both couples (1970+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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