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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)

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)

Definition of "skinny" - British English Dictionary

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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.

skinny adjective (FOOD AND DRINK)

low in ​fat; used ​especially of ​coffee made with ​low-fatmilk: : a skinny ​latte

skinny adjective (CLOTHES)

narrow and ​fittingclosely to the ​body: skinny ​jeans

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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