skint

[ skint ]
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adjective British Slang.

having no money; penniless.

Nearby words

  1. skinnerian,
  2. skinnery,
  3. skinny,
  4. skinny-dip,
  5. skinny-dipping,
  6. skintight,
  7. skip,
  8. skip bail,
  9. skip car,
  10. skip distance

Origin of skint

1930–35; probably orig. representing dial. pronunciation of skinned; see skin (v.), -ed2

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Examples 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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Word Origin and History for skint

skint

adj.

"broke, out of money," 1925, slang variant of skinned, past participle of skin (v.).

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