Words related to skin

skinny (adj.)
c. 1400, "resembling skin," from skin (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "lean, emaciated" is recorded from c. 1600. Of clothes, "tight-fitting" by 1970. In the noun sense of "the truth" it is World War II military slang, perhaps from the notion of the "naked" truth. Related: skinniness.
skin-tight (adj.)
"fitting like skin," 1885, originally of men's clothing, from skin (n.) + tight (adj.).
wine-skin (n.)
also wineskin, by 1749, from wine (n.) + skin (n.).
skinflint (n.)

"miser, one who makes use of contemptible economy to keep money," 1700, slang; literally "kind of person who would skin a flint to save or gain something," from skin (v.) + flint. Flay-flint in same sense is from 1670s. Among the 18c. slang terms for a miserly person was nipcheese (1785, originally "a ship's purser").

skint (adj.)
"broke, out of money," 1925, slang variant of skinned, past participle of skin (v.).

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