skinny etymology

English word skinny comes from English -y, English skin

Detailed word origin of skinny

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
skin English (eng) (Australia) A subgroup of Australian aboriginal people; such divisions are cultural and not related to an individual′s physical skin.. (countable) A congealed layer on the surface of a liquid.. (countable) The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc.. (countable, slang). (countable, slang) Rolling paper for cigarettes.. (countable, video games) An [...]
skinny English (eng) (colloquial) The details or facts; especially, those obtained by gossip or rumor.. (informal) A low-fat serving of coffee.. A skinny being.. A state of nakedness; nudity. (informal) thin, generally in a negative sense (as opposed to slim, which is thin in a positive sense).. (informal, of food or beverages) Low-fat.. Naked; nude (chiefly used in the phrase skinny dipping).

Words with the same origin as skinny

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty sonny tiny tony woody