Meaning of skinny

skin•ny

Pronunciation: (skin'ē), [key]
— adj., n. -ni•er, -ni•est,
—adj.
  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.
—n.
  1. Here's the skinny on the latest Hollywood scandal.
    1. accurate information; data; facts.
    2. news, esp. if confidential; gossip:Here's the skinny on the latest Hollywood scandal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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