[ slim-er ]
/ ˈslɪm ər /

noun British.

a person who is trying to lose weight, especially by dieting.

Origin of slimmer

Definition for slimmer (2 of 2)

Origin of slim

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


1 thin. See slender.
3 insignificant, trifling, trivial, paltry.

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British Dictionary definitions for slimmer (1 of 3)

/ (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 slimmer (2 of 3)

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the E African name for AIDS

Word Origin for Slim

from its wasting effects

British Dictionary definitions for slimmer (3 of 3)

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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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