a thin person.
|Henry IV Pt 1 II iv: Here comes lean Jack, here comes bare-bone.|
|Rockhampton Bull. (Qld) 1 Oct. 3/2: It was but a simple and primitive socioety [...] when men caled each other Addlehead, Baldhead, Barebones, Bitch [...] Chisels, Dolt [...] Fogey [...] Gander [...] Maggot, Mangy, Muff, Muzzy.|
|DN IV:iii 206: bare-bones, a skinny person. ‘Old bare-bones went gangling down the street.’.‘Terms Of Disparagement’ in|