Definitions

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  • noun Australia An unbranded animal.
  • noun Someone with no prior criminal record, a person with no previous convictions; loosely, someone who has not done anything wrong before, an unblemished character.
  • noun Australia, New Zealand An unlabelled bottle of wine.
  • noun An undercover police officer who has not done a particular task before.
  • noun cricket A cricket bat with no maker's logo

Etymologies

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From clean +‎ skin.

Examples

  • He said consumers were also confused by the fact they could buy "cleanskin" wines carrying generic labels and bottles of wine for $10 which they were told were worth $20 to $30.

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  • In the end I stayed a cleanskin but not for lack of trying.

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  • My findings bring up a number of serious concerns about any organisation that seeks out funds from the public pocket – especially one that claims to be an ideological cleanskin. '

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  • A Dan Murphy cleanskin is ideal and will be good enough to drink the rest with the meal.

    What I cooked last night.

  • A glass of chardonnay, one of the Dan Murphy cleanskin specials.

    What I cooked last night.

  • This is not your cleanskin type of wine retailer, they have far more interesting wines, starting from about the $20 level.

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  • A glass of chardonnay, one of the Dan Murphy cleanskin specials.

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  • A Dan Murphy cleanskin is ideal and will be good enough to drink the rest with the meal.

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  • This is not your cleanskin type of wine retailer, they have far more interesting wines, starting from about the $20 level.

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  • I'm quite pleased I hid it in the cupboard when somebody turned up, and opened up a cleanskin instead...no way I was sharing that one.

    Archive 2005-09-01

Comments

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  • Surprised that this word is only in Wiktionary and not the more conventional dictionaries, if not those with mildew in their smoking jackets.

    I was at a meeting last night and a serving police officer used it in sense 2 above.

    "We had an excellent handprint from the car thief but he was a cleanskin."

    June 24, 2014