[ skin-tahyt ]
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  1. fitting almost as tightly as skin: skintight trousers.

Origin of skintight

First recorded in 1880–85; skin + tight

Words Nearby skintight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use skintight in a sentence

  • Her skintight sparkly black dress did not look too easy to strut down the catwalk in.

  • Then, from my left, a tall, beautiful girl, graceful as a gazelle in skintight jeans and high heels, slinked over to me.

    My Parents' Brothel | Douglas Rogers | December 6, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Underneath they wore the warm gray skintight workers' clothing of Vinin.

    The Instant of Now | Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  • The stranger wore a garment of glistening skintight material which covered body, legs, and feet, but left his lanky arms bare.

    Key Out of Time | Andre Alice Norton
  • But the round, slightly oversized skull was bare, the clothing skintight to reveal unnaturally thin limbs.

    The Defiant Agents | Andre Alice Norton

British Dictionary definitions for skintight


/ (ˈskɪnˈtaɪt) /

  1. (of garments) fitting tightly over the body; clinging

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