from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Fitting closely or clinging to the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Conforming tightly to the body, snug to the skin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. so tight as to cling to the skin


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "Avatar" blended live action with performance-capture, scenes shot on a soundstage with actors in skintight suits covered in sensors that allow digital cameras to record their movements.

    James Cameron Planning 2 'Avatar' Sequels

  • Every time I see a young woman dressed in skintight jeans that cut into her flesh, a drab coloured t-shirt and flip flops, I remember the beautiful clothes that were available in the 1980's.

    February Nostalgia

  • "I tell you I can't swim that far and back, and I ain't going to try it only to get drowned," he snarled; but even as he spoke there flashed past him a lithe, tan-colored body in skintight silken underwear; there followed a splash, and Shag's clean, dark face rose to the surface as he struck out towards the unfortunates.

    The Shagganappi

  • Listening to it from start to finish, it’s pretty apparent that Leif was only put on this earth to look dreamy on album covers and posters (preferably in skintight jeans) — but some of it bears further exploration.

    Weekly Mishmash: January 10-16 :

  • "I got to get some Under Armour," he said, referring to the skintight athletic wear favored by the 501st, worn beneath the four or more layers that constitute a 501st-approved Stormtrooper suit primarily to prevent "trooper tracks," those welts and pinches that form on skin after wearing plastic armor for six hours.

    News -

  • It sported a kind of skintight singlet of brilliant scarlet and violet-pink.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • To play the superior of Megan Hunt Dana Delany, Ryan traded a skintight bodysuit for business casual — but she's still impossible to resist.

    5 Things You Should Know About Jeri Ryan

  • But the fact that he was trying to emulate published comics with a man in a mask and skintight costume suggests that he really created his sketches in the late 1930s, when a lot of other artists were also trying to break into the newly hot comic-book industry.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Aidan closed his eyes, "These were skintight and I felt like I couldn't breathe in them, even though..." he was cut off.

    Is This What You Do When You Think of Me?

  • Some were expecting a total change in the aesthetic, while others like myself were left satisfied by the continuation of the glamorous, skintight silhouettes.

    Terrence Phearse: Olivier Rousteing's Minimal Changes at Balmain


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.