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skin

1. noun, slang One's life; one's survival or self-preservation. Thanks for bringing me some extra cash—you really saved my skin, there!
2. noun, slang A cigarette paper. Do you have any spare skins? I forgot to pick up some at the gas station.
3. noun, slang Nude flesh, especially the breasts or thighs. Come on, toots, lift up your skirt and show us some skin!
4. noun, informal In video games, an alternate appearance for a character within the game. The game is free, so the developers make their money by selling various skins for a few dollars a pop.
5. adjective, slang Of, depicting, or related to nudity or pornography. They sell skin magazine that are kept on a rack hidden behind black paper. The movie theater used to show skin flicks and exploitation films back in the '70s.
6. verb, dated slang To cheat or swindle (someone). The con man skinned them for nearly $10,000.

skinhead

1. noun, slang A neo-Nazi or other white supremacist who indicates association with such a group by having a bald or shaved head. The man reported to police that he had been beaten by a group of skinheads outside of his apartment in the early hours of the morning.
2. adjective, slang Of or indicating such a person or group. After yet another skinhead rally in the state this weekend, activists are calling on officials to deny permits to hate groups.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

skin

1. n. a dollar bill. This ticket cost me a couple of skins—and it’s not worth it. You got a skin for the tollbooth?
2. and skinhead n. someone with a shaved or bald head. (Some such persons may also engage in political violence.) Who’s the skinhead with the earrings?
3. tv. to cheat or overcharge someone. The guy who sold me this car really skinned me.

skinhead

verb
See skin
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"On New Year's Eve we were out again in the afternoon and dispersed a group of 50 skinheads who had gathered in the Bull Ring shopping centre."
A group of skinheads sitting on the steps of Thomson House, our offices, in September 1970
Although the percentage of gay skinhead websites suggests a strong presence of gays within the skinhead community, there is a paucity of research on Gay Skins, with the notable exception being Healy's (1996) seminal work and two reviews of skinhead websites (Borgeson & Valeri, 2005; Waldner, Martin, & Capeder, 2006).
Do you think that the new collection accurately captures the skinhead spirit?
Those organising party trips to marches on May Day were advised "to refuse to register people wearing outlandish dress (combat trousers and boots or other skinheads)."
Film tells the story of Harold (Morgan), a black man who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a skinhead while both wrestle with personal demons: Harold's marital troubles and the skinhead's attempts to flee from his troubled past.
Given the judicial system's ineffectiveness, Álvaro Paredes, self-identified "red skinhead," that is a member of the main opposition group to the neo-Nazi skinheads, decided to form the Brigadas Antifascistas.
Picciolini also became the director of the Northern Hammerskins, a white skinhead group dedicated to promoting the Aryan race.
A skinhead and another white man were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, before the protesters separated peacefully.
The reason I ask is because apparently there's a new range of avant-garde perfumes coming out, one of which is said to emulate "the smell of skinhead violence".
The numbers 14 and 88 are symbolic in skinhead culture.
The comedy is on a list of forbidden films at Glasgow cinemas alongside The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, skinhead flick Romper Stomper starring Russell Crowe and Ken Russell's erotic movie The Devils with Oliver Reed.
In "Skinhead: Manifestations of the Warrior Culture of the New Urban Tribes" the author says, "Not being as cohesive a group as some of their minority brethren, captured skinheads will often turn state witness for law enforcement officials." A scant 12 pages later, the article "Skinheads: A three Nation Comparison," notes: "Skinheads are loyal to the working class ethic and become loyal to one another out of a shared working class consciousness.
In his 2005 documentary about anti-Semitism, Protocols of Zion, filmmaker Marc Levin meets a skinhead who is convinced that Rupert Murdoch, a practicing Christian, has kept his Jewish roots a secret.