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
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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