skinny

[ skin-ee ]
/ ˈskɪn i /

adjective, skin·ni·er, skin·ni·est.

very lean or thin; emaciated: a skinny little kitten.
of or like skin.
unusually low or reduced; meager; minimal: skinny profits.
(of an object) narrow or slender: skinny noodles.
(of garments, especially pants) narrow and very tight-fitting: skinny jeans; a skinny tank top.

noun

Slang.
  1. accurate information; data; facts.
  2. news, especially if confidential; gossip: Here's the skinny on the latest Hollywood scandal.

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Origin of skinny

First recorded in 1565–75; skin + -y1; def. 6 is unclearly derived and perhaps a distinct word

OTHER WORDS FROM skinny

skin·ni·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skinny

skinny
/ (ˈskɪnɪ) /

adjective -nier or -niest

lacking in flesh; thin
consisting of or resembling skin

Derived forms of skinny

skinniness, noun
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