skint

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(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/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪnt

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

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

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skint

  1. past participle of skinne