Dictionary.com

skinny

[ skin-ee ]
/ ˈskɪn i /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: skinny / skinnies / skinniness on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use skinny in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK