Pronunciation: (skin'ē), [key]
—adj., -ni•er, -ni•est,
1. very lean or thin; emaciated: a skinny little kitten.
2. of or like skin.
3. unusually low or reduced; meager; minimal: skinny profits.
4. (of an object) narrow or slender: a skinny bed.
a. accurate information; data; facts.
b. news, esp. if confidential; gossip: Here's the skinny on the latest Hollywood scandal.
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