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skint

[skint] /skɪnt/
adjective, British Slang.
1.
having no money; penniless.
Origin of skint
1930-1935
1930-35; probably orig. representing dial. pronunciation of skinned; see skin (v.), -ed2
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  • "If you would have gone to Mr. skint, sir—," suggested Bozzle.

    He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope
  • Why didn't he go to skint, as I told him, when his own lawyer was too dainty for the job?

    He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope
  • There ain't no smarter gent in all the profession, sir, than Mr. skint.

    He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for skint

skint

/skɪnt/
adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) (Brit, slang) without money
Word Origin
variant of skinned, past participle of skin
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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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Slang definitions & phrases for skint

skins

noun

  1. A set of drums (1938+ Jazz musicians)
  2. Automotive tires: Protect your present skins (1950s+ Hot rodders & truckers)
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