What Does SKIN Mean in a Text?

SKIN means Aesthetic Look in an online gaming context.

The term SKIN can apply to the look and feel of a player, a game's environment, or even hardware equipment (such as consoles or control pads). Changing a SKIN means changing the aesthetic look of something; it doesn't usually affect the game play.

Some games, most obviously CounterStrike, offer new SKINS in loot boxes as a game incentive. SKINS that have been earned during game-play can also be traded for real money among players.

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When I write SKIN, I mean this:

meaning of SKIN

"Aesthetic Look"

Summary of Key Points

"Aesthetic Look" is the most common definition for SKIN on online gaming forums.
Definition:Aesthetic Look
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of SKIN in Sentences

Here is an example of SKIN being used in an online conversation:
  • Jack: Your new SKIN makes you look camp!
  • Mark: And?
  • Jack: No, nothing. Just sayin'.

Example of SKIN Used in a Text

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