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adj. skin·ni·er, skin·ni·est
a. Having very little bodily flesh or fat, often unattractively so; very thin. See Synonyms at lean2.
b. Having little width; narrow: a skinny island.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling skin.
n. Slang
Inside information; the real facts: learned the skinny on their falling-out.

skin′ni·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skinniness - the bodily property of lacking flesh
leanness, spareness, thinness - the property of having little body fat
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(ˈskini) adjective
very thin. Most fat girls long to be skinny.
ˈskinniness noun
ˈskinny-dipping noun
(slang). go skinny-dipping to swim naked.
References in classic literature ?
I don't mind the other things so much--the freckles and the green eyes and my skinniness.
Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez took the opportunity to address the glorification of skinniness in Hollywood when asked what insurmountable odds she had to overcome.
Everything's down to have you lost weight and if you have, success must equal skinniness.
Reinforcing the narrative's construction of starvation signifying emotional control, Giselle's creature also polices her physicality by reminding her of the strength skinniness is meant to embody.
Kelly is super-confident about her looks and is a natural beauty with a healthy figure - which is more than can be said for Ms Price with her Barbie-like skinniness and surgical enhancements.
The guide stresses the notion that the so-called perfect body, and the emphasis on skinniness, is a "socially and culturally constructed ideal".
My grandfather and a few relatives pinned my skinniness to not eating enough and wondered how often I skipped meals.
During the summer break, I went to Taiwan and my cousins and aunts let me in on a new fad that was the secret behind their skinniness.
Likewise, weight is strictly monitored, skinniness being as much of a firing offence as corpulence.
But to me she's walking a dangerous line between kooky and celebrating super, super skinniness.