An example of a slender person is someone who is 5'8 and 120 pounds.
An example of a slender chance is for a candidate to only have a small chance of winning.
A slender waist.
A slender girl.
Slender wages; a slender chance of survival.
A student living on slender means.
Origin of slender
- Middle English sclendre, slendre
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English slendre, sclendre, from Old French esclendre (“thin, slender"), from Old Dutch slinder (“thin, lank"), from Proto-Germanic *slindraz (“sliding, slippery"), from Proto-Indo-European *sleidh- (“to slip"). Cognate with Bavarian Schlenderling (“that which dangles"), German schlendern (“to saunter, stroll"), Dutch slidderen, slinderen (“to wriggle, creep like a serpent"), Low German slindern (“to slide on ice"). More at slide, slither.