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adjective skinny pronunciation in British English /ˈskɪni/
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  1. 1
    informal very thin, in a way that is not attractive. Someone who is thin in an attractive way is slender or slim
    As a kid she was always really skinny.
    skinny arms/legs
  2. 3
    mainly American informal low in fat
    a skinny latte


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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