Meaning of skinnymalinky in English:

skinnymalinky

(also skinnymalink)

nounskinnymalinkies

Scottish
  • A very thin person.

    ‘that young skinnymalinks above the shop’
    • ‘These women are real skinnymalinks, size 2 sort of thing.’
    • ‘Leave that tall brooding skinnymalink out of this… And it wasn't Christian Rock, it was ‘alternative’.’
    • ‘I was a super-hot skinnymalink in my younger years, or so I'm told.’
    • ‘I have never been a skinnymalink, but I was proud of what my body could do.’
    • ‘But hey, she makes her clothes up to Euro size 42 so she doesn't only mean for skinnymalinks to have them, does she?’
    skin and bone, stick, scrag

Origin

Late 19th century origin uncertain; a Scottish children's song related the adventures of a thin man known as ‘Skinamalinky Long Leg’.

Pronunciation

skinnymalinky

/ˈskɪnɪməlɪŋki/