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skin·ny

 (skĭn′ē)
adj. skin·ni·er, skin·ni·est
1.
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.

skinny

(ˈskɪnɪ)
adj, -nier or -niest
1. lacking in flesh; thin
2. consisting of or resembling skin
ˈskinniness n

skin•ny

(ˈskɪn i)

adj. -ni•er, -ni•est,
n. adj.
1. very lean or thin; emaciated.
2. of or like skin.
3. unusually low or reduced; meager; minimal: skinny profits.
4. (of an object) narrow or slender: a skinny bed.
n.
5. Slang.
a. accurate information; data; facts.
b. news, esp. if confidential; gossip.
[1565–75]
skin′ni•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skinny - confidential information about a topic or person; "he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner"
info, information - a message received and understood
Adj.1.skinny - being very thin; "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.skinny - of or relating to or resembling skin
3.skinny - fitting snugly; "a tightly-fitting cover"; "tight-fitting clothes"
tight - closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "tight skirts"; "he hated tight starched collars"; "fingers closed in a tight fist"; "a tight feeling in his chest"
4.skinny - giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

skinny

adjective thin, lean, scrawny, skeletal, emaciated, twiggy, undernourished, skin-and-bone (informal), scraggy, macilent (rare) He was quite a skinny little boy.
fat, plump, stout, heavy, obese, fleshy, beefy (informal), tubby, portly, podgy, broad in the beam (informal)

skinny

adjective
Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
Translations
hubený
mager
erittäin laihalaihaluiseva
mršav
magur, grindhoraîur
やせこけた
말라빠진
maudymasis nusirengus nuogai
kaulainsvājš
chudychudachude
mršavsuh
smal
ผอมมาก
çiroz gibiçok zayıfkürdan gibisıska
gầy nhom

skinny

[ˈskɪnɪ] ADJ (skinnier (compar) (skinniest (superl))) → flaco

skinny

[ˈskɪni] adj [person, arms, legs] → maigreskinny-dipping [ˈskɪnidɪpɪŋ] nbaignade f à poil ; (at night)bain m de minuit
to go skinny-dipping → se baigner à poil ; (at night)prendre un bain de minuitskinny-rib sweater npull-chaussette m

skinny

adj (+er) (inf) person, legs, armsdünn; sweatereng anliegend attr, → hauteng
n (US inf: = piece of information) → vertrauliche Information, Insider-Information f; that’s the skinny (on that)das ist der Witz daran (inf), → das ist genau der Punkt

skinny

:
skinny-dip
vi (inf)nackt baden
skinny dipping
n (inf)Nacktbaden nt; to go skinnynackt baden
skinny-rib
adjRippen-; skinny sweaterRippenpullover m

skinny

[ˈskɪnɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (usu pej) (person) → magro/a, gracile, mingherlino/a; (jumper) → striminzito/a

skinny

(ˈskini) adjective
very thin. Most fat girls long to be skinny.
ˈskinniness noun
ˈskinny-dipping noun
(slang). go skinny-dipping to swim naked.

skinny

هَزِيلُ الـجِّسْمِ hubený mager dünn ισχνός flaco erittäin laiha maigre mršav magro やせこけた 말라빠진 broodmager tynn chudy magrelo, magricela тощий smal ผอมมาก kürdan gibi gầy nhom 极瘦的

skinny

a. flaco-a, delgado-a, descarnado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Throwing back her light vestment, she stretched forth her long, skinny arm, in derision, and using the language of the Lenape, as more intelligible to the subject of her gibes, she commenced aloud:
Many a skinny old being in our neighborhood was the happier and the restfuler for her coming.
In the stone face over the great window of the bed-chamber where the murder was done, two fine dints were pointed out in the sculptured nose, which everybody recognised, and which nobody had seen of old; and on the scarce occasions when two or three ragged peasants emerged from the crowd to take a hurried peep at Monsieur the Marquis petrified, a skinny finger would not have pointed to it for a minute, before they all started away among the moss and leaves, like the more fortunate hares who could find a living there.
They lifted their heads from the ground like snakes and nodded, and as they nodded the necklets of bones rattled on their skinny necks.
the long, piebald rat, rather skinny, who came to see you in Puddleby last Spring with jaundice?
The friends of Firmin Richard and Armand Moncharmin thought that this lean and skinny guest was an acquaintance of Debienne's or Poligny's, while Debienne's and Poligny's friends believed that the cadaverous individual belonged to Firmin Richard and Armand Moncharmin's party.
The old monster was not slow to perceive the effect which my draught had produced and that I carried him more lightly than usual, so he stretched out his skinny hand and seizing the gourd first tasted its contents cautiously, then drained them to the very last drop.
Iwanich opened the door, and found himself in a smoke-begrimed kitchen, in the presence of a hideous old woman who was warming her skinny hands at a fire.
There, screaming at them in a cracked falsetto and with skinny arms outstretched, stood a strange apparition of a man.
For it was to his own room that Alexander had been promoted; there was the old paper with the device of flowers, in which a cunning fancy might yet detect the face of Skinny Jim, of the Academy, John's former dominie; there was the old chest of drawers; there were the chairs - one, two, three - three as before.
Upon issuing forth from his subterranean retreat at the expiration of five minutes, he found the abbe seated upon a wooden stool, leaning his elbow on a table, while Margotin, whose animosity seemed appeased by the unusual command of the traveller for refreshments, had crept up to him, and had established himself very comfortably between his knees, his long, skinny neck resting on his lap, while his dim eye was fixed earnestly on the traveller's face.
Yet, by a strange deception, owing to the duskiness of the chamber, and the antique dresses which they still wore, the tall mirror is said to have reflected the figures of the three old, gray, withered grandsires, ridiculously contending for the skinny ugliness of a shrivelled grandam.