One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tightly fitting sweater or cardigan.‘skinny-ribs and fine-gauge sweaters’as modifier ‘the dowdy skinny-rib cardigan’
- ‘I do remember looking at some of his absolutely fabulous frocks and feeling desperately dowdy in my skinny-rib sweater and lean trouser suit.’
- ‘She is clearly not shy - she sits opposite me in a fluorescent orange skinny-rib and tight white shorts.’
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