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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…
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