(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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