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What does morning skinny mean?
Morning skinny is a slang term for when someone looks or feel slimmer first thing in the day, before they’ve had anything to eat and, often, after going to the bathroom.
Where does morning skinny come from?
Morning skinny is attested as early as 2011, when it was first entered on Urban Dictionary.
The expression morning skinny comes from the idea that in the morning, after having gone the whole night without eating or drinking anything, a person can look thinner than normal. In its earliest interpretation, morning skinny referred to how someone looks especially thin after taking their morning bowel movement (but before eating breakfast).
Morning skinny is so rude like why am I being catfished by my own body
— Rachel Wolf (@rachwoof) November 26, 2018
It is true that you can weigh a little bit less in the morning, especially due to overnight water loss, but the physiological extent of morning skinniness is debatable.
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Who uses morning skinny?
The expression morning skinny is used in joking contexts by body-conscious people.
me being morning skinny when i wake up vs when i take a sip of water minutes after pic.twitter.com/noNZ7f9rFQ
— jose (@hoesayb_) February 20, 2019
People use it as a modifying phrase, e.g., looking morning skinny, or as a noun, referring to the state of morning skinny.
i wish morning skinny lasted forever 😔👊🏼
— V (@VereenaSayed) January 15, 2019
People on social media mention morning skinny in reference to how attractive they feel when they wake up. They might also go on about how they wish they could be morning skinny all day.
I don’t eat breakfast bc I wanna maintain my morning skinny until at least 2 pm
— Leo (@banxl) December 10, 2018
Obsessing over being morning skinny isn’t a great thing either, folks. It feeds into the idea that only (unnaturally) skinny body types are beautiful, which can contribute to eating disorders and psychological problems.
People really out here looking forward to “morning skinny” but never stop to think about the benefits of “evening thicc”
— Wonder Boy🤓 (@CdyRnkn) November 11, 2018
This is not meant to be a formal definition of morning skinny like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of morning skinny that will help our users expand their word mastery.