The chances are slim that he will win the lottery but the jackpot is so large that he has to try.
- The definition of slim is someone or something slender, thin or small in amount.
- An example of slim is actress Keira Knightly.
- An example of slim is only having a few choices at a buffet; slim pickings.
- Slim is defined as to make thin or thinner.
An example of slim is a woman losing the last ten pounds she'd gained during pregnancy.
- small in girth in proportion to height or length; slender
- small in amount, degree, or extent; slight; scant; meager: slim pickings, a slim hope
Origin of slimorigin, originally , useless, bad, weak from Du, crafty, bad, akin to German schlimm, bad
intransitive verbslimmed, slim′ming
- Small in girth or thickness in proportion to height or length; slender.
- Small in quantity or amount; meager: slim chances of success.
intr. & tr.v.slimmed, slim·ming, slims
- To become or make slim.
- To lose or cause to lose weight, as by dieting or exercise.
Origin of slimDutch bad, sly from Middle Dutch slimp, slim bad, crooked
(comparative slimmer, superlative slimmest)
- Slender, thin.
- (of something abstract like a chance or margin) Very small, tiny.
- I'm afraid your chances are quite slim.
- (South Africa) Sly, crafty.
(third-person singular simple present slims, present participle slimming, simple past and past participle slimmed)