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Meaning of “skinny” in the English Dictionary

"skinny" in British English

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skinnyadjective

uk   us   /ˈskɪn.i/ informal
  • skinny adjective (THIN)

mainly disapproving very ​thin: You should ​eat more - you're too skinny.

skinnynoun

uk   us   /ˈskɪn.i/ informal
  • skinny noun (TRUTH)

[U] the ​trueinformation about someone or something: Get the skinny on hundreds of ​celebs in ​our "People Profiles" ​section.
  • skinny noun (CLOTHES)

skinnies [plural] skinnyjeans: A ​whiteshirt and skinnies is always a good ​look.
(Definition of skinny from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skinny" in American English

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skinnyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈskɪn·i/
very ​thin: She’s ​shorter and skinnier than me. My ​bike has skinny ​tires.

skinnynoun [U]

 us   /ˈskɪn·i/ slang
  • skinny noun [U] (INFORMATION)

the ​trueinformation about someone or something: Get the skinny on hundreds of ​celebs in ​our "People Profiles" ​section.
(Definition of skinny from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “skinny”
in Korean 마른…
in Arabic نَحيف جِدًا…
in Malaysian kurus kering…
in French (très) maigre…
in Russian тощий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瘦的, 非常瘦的,皮包骨的…
in Italian secco, mingherlino…
in Turkish cılız, bir deri bir kemik, kaknem…
in Polish chudy…
in Spanish flaco, enjuto…
in Vietnamese gầy nhom…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 瘦的, 非常瘦的,皮包骨头的…
in Indonesian kurus…
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