Definition of "skinny" [skin•ny]

  • Very thin. See Synonyms at lean2. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or resembling skin. (adjective)
  • Slang Inside information; the real facts: learned the skinny on their falling-out. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skinny" in a sentence
  • ""We don't use the word skinny anymore because it's a turn-off," says Mr. Zielinski."
  • "Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with the great Sarah Palin mystery, her startling attack on what she called skinny starlets on her last day as governor of Alaska."
  • "Now they skulk about Starbucks in skinny jeans and hoodies and Chuck Taylors."