Definition of skinnymalinky in English:


(also skinnymalink)


  • A very thin person.

    ‘that young skinnymalinks above the shop’
    • ‘Leave that tall brooding skinnymalink out of this… And it wasn't Christian Rock, it was ‘alternative’.’
    • ‘I have never been a skinnymalink, but I was proud of what my body could do.’
    • ‘These women are real skinnymalinks, size 2 sort of thing.’
    • ‘I was a super-hot skinnymalink in my younger years, or so I'm told.’
    • ‘But hey, she makes her clothes up to Euro size 42 so she doesn't only mean for skinnymalinks to have them, does she?’
    skin and bone, stick, scrag
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Late 19th century: origin uncertain; a Scottish children's song related the adventures of a thin man known as ‘Skinamalinky Long Leg’.