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skinnyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈskɪn·i/

skinny adjective [-er/-est only] (THIN)

very thin: She’s shorter and skinnier than me. My bike has skinny tires.

skinnynoun [U]

 us   /ˈskɪn·i/ slang

skinny noun [U] (INFORMATION)

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Translations of “skinny”
in Arabic نَحيف جِدًا…
in Korean 마른…
in Malaysian kurus kering…
in French (très) maigre…
in Turkish cılız, bir deri bir kemik, kaknem…
in Italian secco, mingherlino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瘦的, 非常瘦的,皮包骨的…
in Russian тощий…
in Polish chudy…
in Vietnamese gầy nhom…
in Spanish flaco, enjuto…
in Portuguese magricela, escanzelado…
in Thai ผอมมาก…
in German mager…
in Catalan sec, escanyolit…
in Japanese やせこけた, がりがりの…
in Indonesian kurus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瘦的, 非常瘦的,皮包骨头的…
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