Origin of slimmer
adjective, slim·mer, slim·mest.
verb (used with object), slimmed, slim·ming.
verb (used without object), slimmed, slim·ming.
- to lose weight, especially intentionally.
- (of a business) to reduce operating expenses; economize.
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Contemporary Examples of slimmer
The margin was slimmer than expected, but the Republican still lost in Virginia.Ken Cuccinelli Loses Narrowly to Terry McAuliffe for Virginia Governor
November 6, 2013
The reflection she sees is slimmer and more beautiful, thus her ego is equated to the potent drug.The Art of Voyeurism
April 22, 2010
Especially after all those wasted hours trying to look younger, slimmer, and better dressed just to get their rightful desserts.Boyle and the Invisible Women
April 20, 2009
Historical Examples of slimmer
He was a slimmer, younger, but less good-looking edition of Nigel.Bird of Paradise
At this juncture Commandant Schalk-Burger grew "slimmer" than ever.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)
Feverishly the hunter cast about for another trail, smaller and slimmer.In the Morning of Time
Charles G. D. Roberts
He was paler, slimmer and altogether more effective than before.The Gay Gnani of Gingalee
So, too, was a slimmer young man with a freckled Irish face.The Arrow of Fire
Roy J. Snell
adjective slimmer or slimmest
verb slims, slimming or slimmed
Word Origin for slim
Word Origin for Slim
1650s, "thin, slight, slender," from Dutch slim "bad, sly, clever," from Middle Dutch slim "bad, crooked," from Proto-Germanic *slembaz "oblique, crooked" (cf. Middle High German slimp "slanting, awry," German schlimm "bad, cunning, unwell"). In English 17c. also sometimes with a sense "sly, cunning, crafty." Related: Slimly; slimness. With obsolete extended adjectival forms Slimsy "flimsy, unsubstantial" (1845); slimikin "small and slender" (1745). Slim Jim attested from 1887 in sense of "very thin person;" from 1902 as a type of slender cigar; from 1975 as a brand of meat snack.