skintight

[ skin-tahyt ]
/ ˈskɪnˈtaɪt /
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adjective

fitting almost as tightly as skin: skintight trousers.

Nearby words

  1. skinnery,
  2. skinny,
  3. skinny-dip,
  4. skinny-dipping,
  5. skint,
  6. skip,
  7. skip bail,
  8. skip car,
  9. skip distance,
  10. skip it

Origin of skintight

First recorded in 1880–85; skin + tight

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British Dictionary definitions for skin-tight

skintight

/ (ˈskɪnˈtaɪt) /

adjective

(of garments) fitting tightly over the body; clinging
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Word Origin and History for skin-tight

skin-tight

adj.

"fitting like skin," 1885, originally of men's clothing, from skin (n.) + tight (adj.).

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