adjective, skin·ni·er, skin·ni·est.
- accurate information; data; facts.
- news, especially if confidential; gossip: Here's the skinny on the latest Hollywood scandal.
- skinner, b. f.,
- skinner, burrhus frederic,
- skinner, otis,
Origin of skinny
Examples from the Web for skinny
The whims of fashionistas have brought us bellbottoms and skinny jeans and everything in between.
The man with the skinny tie tells me that the comic book is transported in a manila envelope.
Skinny tie tells me that it was found in a storage locker in 2011 and auctioned for $2.1 million.
He has transformed himself from skinny Chappelle into in-shape, jacked Chappelle.Dave Chappelle’s Triumphant Return to New York City|Alex Suskind|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How did your family react to seeing you so skinny and sickly looking?Matt Bomer Tells the Personal Story Behind His Heartbreaking ‘Normal Heart’ Performance|Kevin Fallon|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Andrews was leaving the latrine when he heard a voice call softly, "Skinny."Three Soldiers|John Dos Passos
I like it under here, Skinny said; I like it better than being in a house.Roy Blakeley's Silver Fox Patrol|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
After all those weeks in the mountains and all those good eats he is as skinny as ever.The Carter Girls' Week-End Camp|Nell Speed
"I don't know what you mean," and she covered her face with her skinny hands and began to cry.The Preacher of Cedar Mountain|Ernest Thompson Seton
Skinny was George Washington, making his way through the wilderness.The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill|Charles Pierce Burton
adjective -nier or -niest
c.1400, "resembling skin," from skin (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "lean, emaciated" is recorded from c.1600. Of clothes, "tight-fitting" by 1970. In the noun sense of "the truth" it is World War II military slang, perhaps from the notion of the "naked" truth. Related: skinniness.