Pronunciation Adjective

slim (comparative slimmer, superlative slimmest)

  1. Slender, thin.
    1. (of a person or a person's build) Slender in an attractive way.
      Movie stars are usually slim, attractive, and young.
    2. (by extension, of clothing) Designed to make the wearer appear slim.
    3. (of an object) Long and narrow.
    4. (of a workforce) Of a reduced size, with the intent of being more efficient.
  2. (of something abstract like a chance or margin) Very small, tiny.
    I'm afraid your chances are quite slim.
  3. (rural, Northern England, Scotland) Bad, of questionable quality; not strongly built, flimsy.
    A slimly-shod lad; a slimly-made cart.
  4. (South Africa, obsolete in UK) Sly, crafty.
Synonyms Translations Noun

slim (plural slims)

  1. A type of cigarette substantially longer and thinner than normal cigarettes.
    I only smoke slims.
  2. (Ireland, regional) A potato farl.
  3. (East Africa, uncountable) AIDS, or the chronic wasting associated with its later stages.
  4. (slang, uncountable) Cocaine.

slim (slims, present participle slimming; past and past participle slimmed)

  1. (intransitive) To lose weight in order to achieve slimness.
  2. (transitive) To make slimmer; to reduce in size.
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A male given name.


slim (plural slims)

  1. (biochemistry) Acronym of short linear motif

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