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Origin of slim

1650–60; <Dutch slim sly, (earlier) crooked (cognate with German schlimm bad, (earlier) crooked)

synonym study for slim

1. See slender.

OTHER WORDS FROM slim

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How to use slim in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for slim (1 of 3)

slim
/ (slɪm) /

adjective slimmer or slimmest
small in width relative to height or length
small in amount or qualityslim chances of success
verb slims, slimming or slimmed
to make or become slim, esp by diets and exercise
to reduce or decrease or cause to be reduced or decreased
See also slim down

Derived forms of slim

slimly, adverbslimmer, nounslimness, noun

Word Origin for slim

C17: from Dutch: crafty, from Middle Dutch slimp slanting; compare Old High German slimbi obliquity

British Dictionary definitions for slim (2 of 3)

Slim1
/ (slɪm) /

noun
the E African name for AIDS

Word Origin for Slim

from its wasting effects

British Dictionary definitions for slim (3 of 3)

Slim2
/ (slɪm) /

noun
William Joseph, 1st Viscount. 1891–1970, British field marshal, who commanded (1943–45) the 14th Army in the reconquest of Burma (now called Myanmar) from the Japanese; governor general of Australia (1953–60)
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