- adj. 苗条的；修长的；微小的；差的
- vt. 使…体重减轻；使…苗条
- vi. 减轻体重；变细
- n. (Slim)人名；(阿拉伯)萨利姆；(英、西)斯利姆
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
来自辅音丛 sl-,黏的，滑的，光滑的。引申比喻义瘦弱的，苗条的，纤细的，以及动词词义 使苗条，减肥。
- slim:  Slim is now quite an upbeat word, but that is a comparatively new departure, for historically it has been neutral if not downright derogatory. It was borrowed from Dutch slim ‘small, inferior’, which went back via Middle Dutch slim ‘slanting, bad’ to a prehistoric Germanic *slimbaz ‘oblique, crooked’ (source also of German schlimm ‘bad’). It may be distantly related to Latvian slīps ‘crooked, steep’.
- slim (adj.)
- 1650s, "thin, slight, slender," from Dutch slim "bad, sly, clever," from Middle Dutch slim "bad, crooked," from Proto-Germanic *slembaz "oblique, crooked" (cognates: 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.
- slim (v.)
- 1808, "to scamp one's work, do carelessly or superficially," from slim (adj.). Meaning "to make slim" (a garment, etc.) is from 1862; meaning "reduce (one's) weight" is from 1930. Related: Slimmed; slimming.
- 1. The chances of a planet surviving a supernova always looked terribly slim.
- 2. She retains her slim figure and is free of wrinkles.
- 3. The red dress had slim black piping around the neck.
- 4. He was a slim, solemn, darkly handsome young man.
- 5. He published only three slim volumes of verse in his short life.
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