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cleanskin

Class:

noun

Etymology:

clean + skin.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

cleanskin

an unbranded animal | [slang] a person without a criminal record | a terrorist who has no obvious links to terrorist groups or affiliated ... (22 of 329 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cleanskin

Wiktionary:

cleanskin | cleanskins [plural]

[Australian] An unbranded animal. | Someone with no prior criminal record, a person with no previous convictions; loosely, someone who has not done anything wrong before, an unblemished character. | [Australia, New Zealand] An unlabelled bottle of wine... (36 of 143 words, 5 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cleanskin

Wikipedia:

Cleanskin [disambiguation]

may refer to: Cleanskin (animal) or maverick, an unbranded range animal | Cleanskin (film), a 2012 British terrorist thriller starring Sean Bean and Charlotte Rampling | Cleanskin (security), an undercover operative unknown to his or her targets, or a ... (37 of 103 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cleanskin

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cleanskin [countable, informal] | cleanskins [plural]

someone who the police have no information about because they have not been arrested in the past (17 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cleanskin

Oxford Dictionary:

clearskin [Australian, New Zealand] | cleanskin

an unbranded animal. | [informal] : a person without a police record. (11 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/clearskin

Encarta Dictionary:

cleanskin | cleanskins [plural]

an unbranded farm animal (dated) | somebody with no criminal record or record of corruption (slang) (15 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561502780​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

cleanskin | cleanskins [plural]

Origin: clean + skin.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cleanskin

clean | cleans [plural] | cleaned [past tense] | cleaning [present participle]

Origin: Middle English clene, clane, from Old English clǣne ("clean, pure, chaste, innocent, unencumbered, unfettered, hallowed, clear, open, honorable, true, acute, sagacious, intellectual"), from Proto-Germanic *klainiz... (25 of 89 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/clean

skin | skinned [past tense] | skinning [present participle] | skins [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English skinn, from Old Norse skinn ("animal hide"), from Proto-Germanic *skinþą (compare Old English scinn ("hide"), Dutch schinde ("bark"), dialectal German Schinde ("fruit peel")), from... (26 of 65 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/skin

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

cleanskin

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cleanskin"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cleanskin

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cleanskin [countable, informal] | cleanskins [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cleanskin"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cleanskin

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