Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. slim; not fleshy; very lean; emaciated

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the bones bare or scantily covered with flesh; so lean that the bones show their forms.

Etymologies

bare +‎ boned (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A great black pot with open lid swung over it, from which rose a slight steam and a bubbling noise; and this huge, gaunt, bareboned, hungry man, looking into it, saw a large raw swede, just as from the field, with only the greens cut off, simmering for his supper.

    The Toilers of the Field

  • Aimed at the casual gamer, but the interface is a little bareboned and lifeless.

    IGN DS

  • Not only was his guitar work, vocals and songs top notch, but he seemed at ease to play through his set of bareboned Rockabilly-Country.

    Tourdates Unsigned Chart

  • (which is simply an anagram of "cat" and "trap") had a bareboned story.

    Destructoid

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