Slim meaning

slĭm
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.

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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.

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Small in girth or thickness in proportion to height or length; slender.
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Small in quantity or amount; meager.

Slim chances of success.

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To become or make slim.
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To lose or cause to lose weight, as by dieting or exercise.
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Small in girth in proportion to height or length; slender.
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Small in amount, degree, or extent; slight; scant; meager.

Slim pickings, a slim hope.

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To make or become slim or slimmer.
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A nickname for a slim or lanky person.
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  • (of a person or a person's build) Slender in an attractive way.
    Movie stars are usually slim, attractive, and young.
  • (by extension, of clothing) Designed to make the wearer appear slim.
  • (of an object) Long and narrow.
  • (of a workforce) Of a reduced size, with the intent of being more efficient.
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(of something abstract like a chance or margin) Very small, tiny.

I'm afraid your chances are quite slim.

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(South Africa) Sly, crafty.
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A type of cigarette substantially longer and thinner than normal cigarettes.

I only smoke slims.

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(East Africa) AIDS, or the chronic wasting associated with its later stages.
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(slang, uncountable) Cocaine; the white lady.
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To lose weight in order to achieve slimness.
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Origin of slim

  • Dutch bad, sly from Middle Dutch slimp, slim bad, crooked

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Dutch slim (“bad, sly, clever"), from Middle Dutch slim (“bad, crooked"), from Proto-Germanic *slimbaz (“oblique, crooked"). Compare Middle High German slimp (“slanting, awry") (German schlimm (“bad")).

    From Wiktionary