skint

[ skint ]
/ skɪnt /

adjective British Slang.

having no money; penniless.

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Origin of skint

1930–35; probably orig. representing dial. pronunciation of skinned; see skin (v.), -ed2
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Example sentences from the Web for skint

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

    He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope
  • There ain't no smarter gent in all the profession, sir, than Mr. Skint.

    He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope
  • "If you would have gone to Mr. Skint, sir—," suggested Bozzle.

    He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for skint

skint
/ (skɪnt) /

adjective

(usually postpositive) British slang without money

Word Origin for skint

variant of skinned, past participle of skin
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