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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLIMMER

He was a slimmer, younger, but less good-looking edition of Nigel.

At this juncture Commandant Schalk-Burger grew "slimmer" than ever.

Feverishly the hunter cast about for another trail, smaller and slimmer.

He was paler, slimmer and altogether more effective than before.

So, too, was a slimmer young man with a freckled Irish face.

Im afraid your chances of finding it are slimmer than mine are.

He was a man of about my own age and height, but slimmer and wirier.

The Dutch about here are a slim lot, and the Kaffirs are slimmer.

Some of them were of a greatly more robust, and some of a slimmer type, than others.

She was shorter, slimmer, paler than her sister: of a certain babyish prettiness.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "thin, slight, slender," from Dutch slim "bad, sly, clever," from Middle Dutch slim "bad, crooked," from Proto-Germanic *slembaz "oblique, crooked" (cf. Middle High German slimp "slanting, awry," German schlimm "bad, cunning, unwell"). In English 17c. also sometimes with a sense "sly, cunning, crafty." Related: Slimly; slimness. With obsolete extended adjectival forms Slimsy "flimsy, unsubstantial" (1845); slimikin "small and slender" (1745). Slim Jim attested from 1887 in sense of "very thin person;" from 1902 as a type of slender cigar; from 1975 as a brand of meat snack.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.