Slimmest
Slim Slim (sl[i^]m), a. [Compar. {Slimmer}; superl. {Slimmest}.] [Formerly, bad, worthless, weak, slight, awry, fr. D. slim; akin to G. schlimm, MHG. slimp oblique, awry; of uncertain origin. The meaning of the English word seems to have been influenced by slender.] 1. Worthless; bad. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]

2. Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor; as, a slim argument. ``That was a slim excuse.'' --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

3. Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender; as, a slim person; a slim tree. --Grose. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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