- 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: a skinny bed.
- accurate information; data; facts.
- news, especially if confidential; gossip: Here's the skinny on the latest Hollywood scandal.
Origin of skinny
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1. lank, gaunt, scrawny.
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Examples from the Web for skinnier
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So when it was just me skinnier, and I could still play LEGOs with them, they were OK with it.Matt Bomer Tells the Personal Story Behind His Heartbreaking ‘Normal Heart’ Performance
May 21, 2014
Move over, Corbett, I'm skinnier than you are, and I can reach that cleat easier than you can.Stand by for Mars!
- lacking in flesh; thin
- consisting of or resembling skin
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Word Origin and History for skinnier
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