Skinny meaning

skĭnē
The definition of skinny is a very thin person or thing.

An example of skinny is someone with a 15% body mass index.

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Skinny is a slang term for confidential news or gossip.

An example of skinny is information on who is dating whom in a group of friends.

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(informal) Having little flesh and fat; slim; slender; narrow; thin, generally beyond what looks beautiful.

Her recent weight loss has made her look rather skinny than slender.

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Without much flesh; very thin.
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(slang) Inside or confidential information; gossip.
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Of or like skin.
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(Skinny Station Protocol) Cisco's proprietary implementation of the H.323 IP telephony model. Skinny phones can also be configured for the SIP protocol. See IP telephony.
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Naked; nude (chiefly used in the phrase skinny dipping).
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(informal, of food or beverages) Low-fat.
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A state of nakedness; nudity.
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Inside information; the real facts.

Learned the skinny on their falling-out.

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Of inadequate size, growth, etc.
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(colloquial) The details or facts; especially, those obtained by gossip or rumor.

She called to get the skinny on the latest goings-on in the club.

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A skinny being.
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Of, relating to, or resembling skin.
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Origin of skinny

  • Skin +"Ž -y, meaning associated with lack of fat or muscle possibly derived from the phrase skin and bones, meaning associated with nudity derived from exposing skin.

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