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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. 2018.
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  • He was dressed from head to foot in skin-tight black leather.

  • He looked back at the image of Stanton, a black-clad figure in a flexible, tough, skin-tight suit.

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  • As he walked, he could feel the slight motion of the skin-tight woven suit that he wore rubbing gently against his skin.

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  • He was dressed from head to foot in a skin-tight suit of underwear which had been cut for him by a Garden-of-Eden tailor.

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

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  • He began nervously brushing the pine-needles from his skin-tight trousers, with dirty hands.

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  • I fear that persons in skin-tight trousers, with dog-ears, and reciting verse, do not excite me to raptures of admiration.

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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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