Peaky vs Skinny - What's the difference?

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Peaky is a synonym of skinny.


As adjectives the difference between peaky and skinny

is that peaky is sickly; peaked while skinny is (informal) having little flesh and fat; slim; slender; narrow; thin, generally beyond what looks beautiful.

As a noun skinny is

(colloquial) the details or facts; especially, those obtained by gossip or rumor.

peaky

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Adjective

(er)
  • Sickly; peaked.
  • Characterised by peaks.
  • skinny

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    Adjective

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  • (informal) Having little flesh and fat; slim; slender; narrow; thin, generally beyond what looks beautiful.
  • Her recent weight loss has made her look rather skinny than slender
  • (informal, of food or beverages) Low-fat.
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  • Naked; nude (chiefly used in the phrase skinny dipping).
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    Noun

    (skinnies)
  • (colloquial) The details or facts; especially, those obtained by gossip or rumor.
  • She called to get the skinny on the latest goings-on in the club.
  • A state of nakedness; nudity.
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  • A skinny being
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