slimnastics

[ slim-nas-tiks ]
/ slɪmˈnæs tɪks /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

exercises to help someone lose or control weight.

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Origin of slimnastics

1965–70; blend of slim and gymnastics
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Word Origin and History for slimnastics

slimnastics


n.

1967 (with an isolated use from 1959), from slim (adj.) + ending abstracted from gymnastics.

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