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 n.— «Most of the new interns dressed appropriately, but one young woman wore flip-flops and a “skirt that was way too short.”…“One of the boys called them skinterns, which I thought was hilarious. Younger kids are showing their bellies. It’s not good for them in the long run. I’d prefer them to wear clothes.”» —“The bad rap of Capitol Hill interns” by Betsy Rothstein The Hill (Washington, D.C.) June 22, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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