Slim

Slim

(slm), a. [Compar. Slimmer (?); superl. Slimmest.] [Formerly, bad, worthless, weak, slight, awry, fr. D. slim; akin to G. schlimm, MHG. slimp oblique, awry; of uncertain origin. The meaning of the English word seems to have been influenced by slender.] 1. Worthless; bad. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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2. Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor; as, a slim argument. "That was a slim excuse." Barrow.
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3. Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender; as, a slim person; a slim tree. Grose.
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