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Meaning & Definition of Skinny in English

English

Skinny

/skɪni/

noun

1. Confidential information about a topic or person

  • "He wanted the inside skinny on the new partner"
    synonym:
  • skinny

adjective

1. Being very thin

  • "A child with skinny freckled legs"
  • "A long scrawny neck"
    synonym:
  • scraggy
  • ,
  • boney
  • ,
  • scrawny
  • ,
  • skinny
  • ,
  • underweight
  • ,
  • weedy

2. Of or relating to or resembling skin

    synonym:
  • skinny

3. Fitting snugly

  • "A tightly-fitting cover"
  • "Tight-fitting clothes"
    synonym:
  • tight-fitting
  • ,
  • tightfitting
  • ,
  • tight fitting
  • ,
  • tightly fitting
  • ,
  • skinny

4. Giving or spending with reluctance

  • "Our cheeseparing administration"
  • "Very close (or near) with his money"
  • "A penny-pinching miserly old man"
    synonym:
  • cheeseparing
  • ,
  • close
  • ,
  • near
  • ,
  • penny-pinching
  • ,
  • skinny

Examples of using

Tom has skinny legs.
It's more polite to say thin than skinny.