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[skin-tahyt] /ˈskɪnˈtaɪt/
fitting almost as tightly as skin:
skintight trousers.
Origin of skintight
First recorded in 1880-85; skin + tight Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The yellowish-green or faded apple-green coat; the skin-tight trousers of any color you choose.

    Frdrique; vol. 2 Charles Paul de Kock
  • He looked back at the image of Stanton, a black-clad figure in a flexible, tough, skin-tight suit.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He began nervously brushing the pine-needles from his skin-tight trousers, with dirty hands.

    The Maids of Paradise Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  • She wore a short tailored skirt which ignored the ugly, skin-tight convention of the current fashion.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • The sound was like the beating of a skin-tight drumhead by the fists of a jungle savage.

  • He ran his fingers along Roger's spine, feeling the bones one by one through the skin-tight jungle suit.

    The Revolt on Venus Carey Rockwell
  • I took off my suit, hung it in a handy locker, showing that all I had on underneath was my skin-tight "union suit."

    A Spaceship Named McGuire Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for skin-tight


(of garments) fitting tightly over the body; clinging
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for skin-tight

"fitting like skin," 1885, originally of men's clothing, from skin (n.) + tight (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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