American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Small in girth or thickness in proportion to height or length; slender.
- adj. Small in quantity or amount; meager: slim chances of success.
- v. To become or make slim.
- v. To lose or cause to lose weight, as by dieting or exercise.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Thin; slender: as, a slim waist.
- Hence Slight; flimsy; unsubstantial: as, slim work.
- Delicate; feeble.
- Slight; weak; trivial.
- Meager; small: as, a slim chance.
- Worthless; bad; wicked.
- SynonymsLank, gaunt, meager.
- To scamp one's work; do work in a careless, superficial manner.
- n. A Middle English form of slime.
- Cunning; crafty; tricky.
- adj. Slender, thin.
- adj. Very small, tiny.
- adj. South Africa Sly, crafty.
- n. A type of cigarette substantially longer and thinner than normal cigarettes
- n. East Africa AIDS, or the chronic wasting associated with its later stages
- n. slang, uncountable Cocaine; white lady.
- v. To lose weight in order to achieve slimness
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Prov. Eng. & Scot. Worthless; bad.
- adj. Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor.
- adj. Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender.
- adj. small in quantity
- adj. being of delicate or slender build
- v. take off weight
- From Dutch slim ("bad, sly, clever"), from Middle Dutch slim ("bad, crooked"), from Proto-Germanic *slembaz (“oblique, crooked”). Compare Middle High German slimp ("slanting, awry") (German schlimm ("bad")). (Wiktionary)
- Dutch, bad, sly, from Middle Dutch slimp, slim, bad, crooked. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They said it would be possible to write what one called a 'slim' contract of 6-8 pages that laid out essential provisions: due process, some say in hiring, a role in evaluation, a role in developing curricula and assessments, and other professional issues.”
“He got himself the proper clothing and his first racing bike—a Mercier—which he described as a slim, elegant road bike, and jumped into his first triathlon with no previous experience or specific training.”
“Aged 14, he decided he preferred the English word "slim" to being called "spaghetti" or other French insults.”
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“It was already taking a toll in Africa, where it was called slim disease.”
“Barrak Obama has two changes to win in 2012 Slim and None and slim is voting Republican.”
“I am not saying that you should not be interested in slim people.”
“At Lane Bryant, narrow-cut "skinny jeans" sell well, but are called "slim.”
“Even in slim women, exercise can help reduce the cancer risk by converting more of the body's fat into muscle.”
“Of course the President would have looked nicer in slim jeans, but the important thing is that he should be comfortable on his free time and he looked good to me.”
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