Definition of slim adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//slɪm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//slɪm//
    (slimmer, slimmest) Attractiveness
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  1. 1(approving) (of a person) thin, in a way that is attractive a slim figure/body/waist She was tall and slim. How do you manage to stay so slim? (figurative) Many companies are a lot slimmer than they used to be (= have fewer workers). See related entries: Attractiveness
  2. 2thinner than usual a slim volume of poetry
  3. 3not as big as you would like or expect synonym small a slim chance of success The party was returned to power with a slim majority.
  4. see also slimmer, slimming
    Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Low German or Dutch (from a base meaning ‘slanting, cross, bad’), of Germanic origin.Extra examples Step exercises can help make you slim. dieters who get slim using these methods He put his arms around her slim waist.
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