Skinny - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈskɪni|  American pronunciation of the word skinny
Brit.  |ˈskɪni|  British pronunciation of the word skinny
- confidential information about a topic or person
he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner
- being very thin (syn: bony, scraggly, scraggy, scrawny, underweight, weedy)
a child with skinny freckled legs
- fitting snugly (syn: tight- fitting)
- giving or spending with reluctance (syn: cheeseparing, close, near, penny- pinching)

Examples

...the tree swing was supported only by a couple of skinny branches...

...her grandmother was always insisting that she was too skinny and never tired of trying to force more food on her...

...a TV show that offers all the skinny on Tinseltown and the stars that light it up...

Some supermodels are far too skinny.

He looks very skinny after his illness.

he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner

a child with skinny freckled legs

Carrots often work even better than sticks, so I propose a skinny subsidy to complement the fat tax.

...she's been plump all her life, and her sister has always been skinny...

a skinny guy with hairy legs

Kate was tall, skinny, and brown, though perfectly healthful. (C. M. Yonge)

Word forms

adjective
comparative: skinnier
superlative: skinniest
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