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    #1

    Cool skeletal, sketchy & skimpy.

    Hi,

    When someone is very thin, can I say:

    He's skeletal.

    He's sketchy.

    He's skimpy.

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    #2

    Re: skeletal, sketchy & skimpy.

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    When someone is very thin, can I say:

    He's skeletal - YES

    He's sketchy - NO

    He's skimpy - NO.

    Sketchy refers to details. Skimpy refers to clothing.

    You could say that someone is SKINNY if they are very thin, too.

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