skint

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) (usually postpositive) (Brit, slang) without money. variant of skinned, past participle of skin.

Word origin and history for skint: adj. "broke, out of money," 1925, slang variant of skinned, past participle of skin (v.).

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  • IPA(key): /skɪnt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪnt

Adjective[edit]

skint (comparative skinter or more skint, superlative skintest or most skint)

  1. (slang, Britain, Australia) Penniless, poor, impecunious, broke.

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Verb[edit]

skint

  1. past participle of skinne