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.
Origin of slim
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Contemporary Examples of slimming
Leto immersed himself in the role completely, slimming down to 116 pounds and refusing to break character on set.Renaissance Man Jared Leto Defies Categorization
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2014
[Vogue UK] Spanx Aims to Sell Denim: Slimming shapewear line Spanx has become a hidden go-to for many fashion-conscious women.Change.org Petition Asks Beyonce to Comb Blue Ivy’s Hair; Stella McCartney Joins War Child Art Project
The Fashion Beast Team
June 11, 2014
One of these clips inside your nostrils to “push up the bones and contours of your nose,” slimming it.DIY Plastic Surgery: Can You Change Your Face Without Going Under the Knife?
January 6, 2014
To help him out, we turned to Daily Beast readers and asked what slimming ideas worked for them.Daily Beast Readers Share 16 Weight-Loss Tips for Chris Christie
February 6, 2013
The High-Waisted Belt: High-waisted belts often have a slimming effect, as they emphasize the true waist.Kate Middleton Pregnant: 6 Fashion Clues
December 3, 2012
- the process of or concern with becoming slim or slimmer as by losing weight
- (as modifier)slimming aids
adjective slimmer or slimmest
verb slims, slimming or slimmed
Word Origin for slim
Word Origin for Slim
"producing an appearance of thinness," 1925, present participle adjective from slim (v.).
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.