skint
adjective Etymology: alteration of skinned, past participle of 2skin Date: circa 1925 chiefly British penniless

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  • skint — [skɪnt] adjective [not before a noun] informal not having much money, especially for a short time: • I m skint at the moment. * * * skint UK US /skɪnt/ adjective UK INFORMAL ► not having any money, especially temporarily: » …   Financial and business terms

  • skint — [skınt] adj [not before noun] BrE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: skinned defeated, overcome, having no money (1900 2000), from skin] having no money, especially for a short time = ↑broke ▪ I m skint at the moment …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skint — [ skınt ] adjective BRITISH INFORMAL someone who is skint does not have any money …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • skint — [skint] adj. [Brit. Slang] having little or no money; broke …   English World dictionary

  • skint — /skint/, adj. Brit. Slang. having no money; penniless. [1930 35; prob. orig. repr. dial. pron. of skinned; see SKIN (v.), ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • skint — “broke, out of money,” 1925, slang variant of skinned, pp. of SKIN (Cf. skin) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • skint — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ having little or no money available. ORIGIN variant of informal skinned, in the same sense …   English terms dictionary

  • skint — [[t]skɪ̱nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that you are skint, you mean that you have no money. [BRIT, INFORMAL] I m skint! Lend us a tenner. Syn: broke …   English dictionary

  • skint — adjective (not before noun) BrE informal having no money, especially for a short time: I m skint at the moment …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • skint — UK [skɪnt] / US adjective British informal someone who is skint does not have any money …   English dictionary

  • skint — /skɪnt / (say skint) adjective Colloquial completely without money; broke. {from skinned, past participle of skin (def. 16) …   Australian English dictionary

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