Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “skinny”

See all translations

skinny

adjective uk   /ˈskɪn.i/ us  

skinny adjective (THIN)

mainly disapproving very thin: You should eat more, you're much too skinny.

skinny adjective (FOOD AND DRINK)

US informal low in fat: a skinny latte

skinny adjective (CLOTHES)

narrow and fitting closely to the body: skinny jeans

skinny

noun [U] uk   /ˈskɪn.i/ informal us  
the true information about someone or something: Get the skinny on hundreds of celebs in our "People Profiles" section.
Translations of “skinny”
in Korean 마른…
in Arabic نَحيف جِدًا…
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 Spanish flaco, enjuto…
in Portuguese magricela, escanzelado…
in German mager…
in Catalan sec, escanyolit…
in Japanese やせこけた, がりがりの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瘦的, 非常瘦的,皮包骨头的…
(Definition of skinny from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of skinny?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “skinny” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More