Definition of Skin and bones

1. Noun. A person who is unusually thin and scrawny.

Exact synonyms: Scrag, Thin Person
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Spindlelegs, Spindleshanks
Derivative terms: Scraggy
Antonyms: Fat Person

Definition of Skin and bones

1. Noun. (idiomatic of a person or animal) Emaciated; very thin, as from lack of nutrition. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skin And Bones

skin-muscle reflexes
skin-puncture test
skin-pupillary reflex
skin aging
skin and bone
skin and bones (current term)
skin and connective tissue diseases
skin back
skin botflies
skin cancer
skin care
skin cell
skin color
skin colour
skin condition
skin disease
skin disorder
skin diving
skin doctor
skin dose

Literary usage of Skin and bones

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Camp-fires of a Naturalist: The Story of Fourteen Expeditions After North by Clarence Edgar Edwords (1893)
"The First Big-Horn—How his Skin and Bones were Prepared —Habits of the Rocky Mountain Sheep. (YOKE'S disappointment did not prevent •an early start next ..."

2. Text-book of Homeopathic Materia Medica by George Royal (1920)
"skin and bones presenting a grayish base and having an offensive discharge; abscesses or boils coming in succession; copper- colored spots on the skin. ..."

3. European and American Cuisine by Mrs. Gesine Knubel Lemcke, Gesine Lemcke (1914)
"Remove the skin and bones from 2 small pikes, cut the meat iuto 6 or 8 ... Clean and wash a medium sized fish, remove skin and bones, cut the meat into Iy ..."

4. Nests and Eggs of North American Birds by Oliver Davie (1900)
"While It is of great importance to make this cut in order to take out all the flesh and poison the skin and bones thoroughly to the end of the wing, ..."

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