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slimnastics

[slim-nas-tiks]
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. exercises to help someone lose or control weight.
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Origin of slimnastics

1965–70; blend of slim and gymnastics
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Word Origin and History for slimnastics

n.

1967 (with an isolated use from 1959), from slim (adj.) + ending abstracted from gymnastics.

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