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skint

[ skint ]

adjective

, British Slang.
  1. having no money; penniless.


skint

/ skɪnt /

adjective

  1. slang.
    usually postpositive without money


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Word History and Origins

Origin of skint1

First recorded in 1930–35; probably originally representing dialectal pronunciation of skinned; skin (verb), -ed 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of skint1

variant of skinned, past participle of skin

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Example Sentences

Why didn't he go to Skint, as I told him, when his own lawyer was too dainty for the job?

There ain't no smarter gent in all the profession, sir, than Mr. Skint.

"If you would have gone to Mr. Skint, sir—," suggested Bozzle.

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