from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Very thin. See Synonyms at lean2.
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling skin.
- n. Slang Inside information; the real facts: learned the skinny on their falling-out.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having little flesh and fat; slim; slender; narrow; thin, generally beyond what looks beautiful.
- adj. Low-fat.
- adj. Naked; nude (chiefly used in the phrase skinny dipping).
- n. The details or facts; especially, those obtained by gossip or rumor.
- n. A state of nakedness; nudity.
- n. A skinny being
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting, or chiefly consisting, of skin; wanting flesh.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of or having the nature of skin; resembling skin or film; cutaneous; membranous.
- Tough and firm or dense, but not hard: as, the skinny covering of a bird's beak: distinguished from horny.
- Characterized by skinniness; showing skin with little appearance of flesh under it; lean; emaciated.
- Miserly; stingy; mean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. fitting snugly
- adj. being very thin
- adj. of or relating to or resembling skin
- adj. giving or spending with reluctance
- n. confidential information about a topic or person
Skin + -y, meaning associated with lack of fat or muscle possibly derived from the phrase skin and bones, meaning associated with nudity derived from exposing skin. (Wiktionary)