skim milk



milk from which the cream has been skimmed.

Nearby words

  1. skillfully,
  2. skilling,
  3. skillion,
  4. skilly,
  5. skim,
  6. skim off,
  7. skim-milk,
  8. skim-read,
  9. skimble-scamble,
  10. skimboard

Origin of skim milk

First recorded in 1590–1600

Also called skimmed milk. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for skim-milk



milk from which the cream has been skimmed, 1590s, from skim (v.) + milk (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for skim-milk

skim milk

[ skĭm ]


The milk from which the cream has been removed.

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