- Worthless; bad.(Prov. Eng. & Scot)
- Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor; as, a slim argument."That was a slimexcuse." [Barrow.]
- Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender; as, a slim person; a slim tree.
Etymology: Formerly, bad, worthless, weak, slight, awry, fr. D. slim; akin to G. schlimm, MHG. slimp oblique, awry; of uncertain origin. The meaning of the English word seems to have been influenced by slender