What Does SKIN Mean in a Text?

Gaming Slang for Newbies

If you're new to gaming, then there is more to learn than just a game's moves and strategy. Gamers should also be familiar with gaming slang, which has around 200 terms in common usage, many of which are difficult for new players to guess. But, you should persevere. Understanding gaming jargon improves collaboration by helping gamers to convey complex strategies, emotions, and actions quickly. Here is the term you care about:

SKIN means Aesthetic Look in an gaming context.

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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 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 in a 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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