Definition of skint in English:


Syllabification: skint
Pronunciation: /skint


British informal
(Of a person) having little or no money available: I’m a bit skint just now
More example sentences
  • You have a lot of money in October, then come March you're skint again.
  • Whenever you go to the council asking for new books and equipment they say they are skint but they can find money for this kind of thing.
  • Being students, we were always skint and wanted the easiest, most flexible, and most profitable form of income we could get.


1920s: variant of colloquial skinned, in the same sense, past participle of skin.

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