slimnastics
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: 1slim + gymnastics Date: 1967 exercises designed to reduce one's weight

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  • slimnastics — /slim nas tiks/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) exercises to help someone lose or control weight. [1965 70; b. SLIM and GYMNASTICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • slimnastics — slim·nas·tics …   English syllables

  • slimnastics — ˌslimˈnastiks noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: blend of slim (I) and gymnastics : exercises designed to reduce one s weight …   Useful english dictionary

  • calisthenics — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. gymnastics, workout, exercise. See exertion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. exercises, workout, slimnastics*; see exercise 1 , gymnastics . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. exercises, workout, aerobics …   English dictionary for students

  • gymnastics — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. athletics, acrobatics, exercises, calisthenics. See contention, exertion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. trapeze performance, health exercises, acrobatics, aerobatics, aerobics, therapeutics, body… …   English dictionary for students

  • slim — {{11}}slim (adj.) 1650s, thin, slight, slender, from Du. slim bad, sly, clever, from M.Du. slim bad, crooked, from P.Gmc. *slembaz oblique, crooked (Cf. M.H.G. slimp slanting, awry, Ger. schlimm bad ). Slimnastics first recorded 1967 (with an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • calisthenics — n exercise, physical training, athletics, gymnastics, slimnastics, aerobics, isometrics, daily dozen, Brit. physical jerks; jogging; drill, workout, warm up, practice …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • drill — n 1. cutting instrument, boring tool, rotary tool. 2. calisthenics, exercise, physical training; gymnastics, slimnastics, aerobics; workout, warm up. 3. teaching, instruction, grounding, training, coaching, drilling; inculcation, indoctrination,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • workout — n warm up, trial or practice session, scrimmage; exercise, drill, calisthenics, gymnastics, aerobics, slimnastics …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • aerobics — / aerobic [n/adj] exercise regime de signed to increase heart and lung activity while toning muscles aquarobics, dance workout, drill, exercise, high impact, low impact, slimnastics, step, warm up, workout; concept 363 …   New thesaurus

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