- having no money; penniless.
Origin of skint
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Examples from the Web for skint
Why didn't he go to Skint, as I told him, when his own lawyer was too dainty for the job?
"If you would have gone to Mr. Skint, sir—," suggested Bozzle.
There ain't no smarter gent in all the profession, sir, than Mr. Skint.
- (usually postpositive) British slang without money
variant of skinned, past participle of skin
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Word Origin and History for skint
"broke, out of money," 1925, slang variant of skinned, past participle of skin (v.).
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