[ skin-tahyt ]
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  1. fitting almost as tightly as skin: skintight trousers.

Origin of skintight

First recorded in 1880–85; skin + tight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use skintight in a sentence

  • She looked to be fully as big and much heavier than her mother, who had recently been subjected to a skin-tight shearing.

  • They wore skin-tight clothes of some metallic silky stuff, and long flowing gleaming silvery capes.

    The Colors of Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The yellowish-green or faded apple-green coat; the skin-tight trousers of any color you choose.

    Frdrique; vol. 2 | Charles Paul de Kock
  • She peeled two skin-tight gloves from her plump hands, so carefully that the operation gave her all the time she wanted.

    The Helpmate | May Sinclair
  • When the man was gone, Mr. Redmain nodded his head three times, and grinned the skin tight as a drum-head over his cheek-bones.

    Mary Marston | George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for skintight


/ (ˈskɪnˈtaɪt) /

  1. (of garments) fitting tightly over the body; clinging

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