"skin" Definition

Definitions for the word "skin" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 flexible covering of a body. 2 a skin of a flayed animal with or without the hair etc. B material prepared from skins. 3 complexion of the skin. 4 outer layer or covering, esp. Of a fruit, sausage, etc. 5 film like skin on a liquid etc. 6 container for liquid, made of an animal''s skin. 7 slang skinhead. v. (-nn-) 1 remove the skin from. 2 graze (part of the body). 3 slang swindle. be skin and bone be very thin. By (or with) the skin of one''s teeth by a very narrow margin. Get under a person''s skin colloq. Interest or annoy a person intensely. Have a thick (or thin) skin be insensitive (or sensitive). No skin off one''s nose colloq. Of no consequence to one. skinless adj. [old norse]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
a purse. This term is mostly in use among thieves.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
3. slang
to abate, or lower the value of anything; “thin-SKINNED,” sensitive, touchy, liable to be “raw” on certain subjects.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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