1. information; often as inside skinny, hot skinny.
|(con. 1950) Band of Brothers 17: ‘What’s the skinny?’ Monk Nelson asked Firesteen.|
|Chosen Few (1966) 163: I’ve heard about it, but not much. What’s the skinny?|
|Current Sl. II:2 18: Hot skinny, n. The truth, the ‘straight word,’ the ‘true poop.’.|
|Atlantic Monthly May 45: It was clear to everyone that he had inside information, ‘inside skinny’.|
|National Rev. 14 Sept. 1007: To get the real inside skinny we shall have to wait until you-know-who’s memoirs tell us what the butler really saw.|
|(con. 1940s) Hold Tight (1990) 107: Working in the chartroom I get the real skinny.|
|Clueless [film script] These guys here have got the skinny on the happenin’ after hours.|
|(con. 1980) A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun 220: Turkey-Neck Steve was lying low, having heard the skinny that I was out and looking to open him up.|
|Generation Kill ep. 2 [TV script] What’s the skinny on who we’re fighting in the city?‘Cradle of Civilization’|
|(con. 1954) Tomato Can Comeback [ebook] I got the skinny from Kilbane and was able to scoop the Daily News on the Braxton rematch.|
2. the truth.
|(con. 1968) Reckoning for Kings (1989) 278: Damn sure G-2 won’t give us the real skinny.|
(US) the truth.
|Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, OH) 25 Apr. 10/4: For your info [...] straight skinny? the plain truth.|
|(con. c.1970) Phantom Blooper 15: I am going to give you the straight skinny, because you are the biggest shitbird on the planet.|