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English citations of skintern

Noun: "(US, slang) an intern, often female, who wears very revealing clothing in an office setting where more conservative attire is common"[edit]

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    • 2005, "The bad rap of Capitol Hill interns", The Hill, 22 June 2005
      "We were talking about this at dinner the other night, about how some interns show up in some of the skimpiest clothing," a female press secretary said. "One of the boys called them skinterns, which I thought was hilarious."
  • 2006, "Showing off a bit of skin", The Washington Times, 5 July 2006:
    They’re known as “skinterns.” Those who think “belly shirts” are career wear. If the devil wears Prada, the skinterns wear nada.
  • 2006, "Ford Ex Thinks Dating a Politician 'Overrated'", Memphis Flyer, 26 September 2006:
    After being quoted in a Virginia newspaper’s piece on D.C. “skinterns” and “Hill Hotties,” New York dating columnist and blogger Julia Allison posted a transcript of her interview with the reporter.
  • 2006 August 12, RayGordon, “GMA Segment: "Skinterns" Skimp On Clothing To Advance”, in, Usenet[1], message-ID <>:
  • 2009, Grant Ginder, This Is How It Starts, Simon & Schuster (2009), →ISBN, page 133:
    “God, I love this town,” he says. “Can't fucking get enough of it.” Then, “You ready to meet some skinterns tonight?”
    I tell him yeah, sure, why not, should be a blast, and it's been awhile since I've slept with someone (though I leave this last part out in fear of judgment and retribution).
  • 2009, Shayna Murphy, "Scantily-clad interns give working girls a bad name", The Daily Collegian (University of Massachusetts Amherst), 28 September 2009:
    Though “skinterns” do provide ample entertainment and a welcome distraction for many young staffers, the situation actually points to a disturbing reality lurking behind the heavy gilded doors of the Capitol: by appearing scantily-clad in their attire, women self-designate themselves into inferior roles and open themselves up to objectification.
  • 2010, Annie Werner, "Where the 'Skinterns' Should Work", Village Voice, 15 July 2010:
    Meanwhile, the barely there selection of a skintern might actually cause potential donors on the street to take a second look, and, possibly even open their wallets -- just hopefully not in expectation of sexual favors.
  • 2011, Emily Cahn, "Intern’s guide to Capitol Hill", The Hill, 6 April 2011:
    The blog has everything from the tales of skinterns to inappropriate comments made by interns in the office.
  • 2011, Janelle Kuehnert, "Being an intern doesn't mean being a 'skintern'", Central Florida Future (University of Central Florida), 27 May 2011:
    For that reason, I am about to surround myself with an eager and competent group of youngsters with a high drive to succeed (minus the skinterns) even being the dreaded out-of-towner.
  • 2012, Katherine Goldstein, "Slate to Lady Interns: Leave the Thongs at Home", Cullman Times (Cullman, Alabama), 16 May 2013:
    It's that time of year, folks. Winter coats are being stored away, blossoms are dappling the trees, and before long, the annual summer parade of skinterns will begin.