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ˈskɪn ərskin·ner

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Skinner, Otis Skinnernoun

    United States actor (1858-1942)

  2. Skinner, Cornelia Otis Skinnernoun

    United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)

  3. Skinner, Fred Skinner, B. F. Skinner, Burrhus Frederic Skinnernoun

    United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)

  4. skinnernoun

    a person who prepares or deals in animal skins

  5. muleteer, mule skinner, mule driver, skinnernoun

    a worker who drives mules


  1. skinnernoun

    Someone who skins animals.

  2. skinnernoun

    One who deals in skins, pelts, or hides.

  3. Etymology: The family surname is occupational in origin. Before becoming used as a surname the word skinner was commonly used to identify someone who treated animal skins.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Skinnernoun

    a dealer in skins.

    Etymology: from skin.


  1. skinner

    Skinner generally refers to B.F. Skinner, an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, and inventor. He is best known for developing the concept of operant conditioning, which refers to the idea that behavior is determined by its consequences. Skinner also invented the Skinner box, a device used to study animal behavior. Additionally, the term "skinner" can also refer to a person who removes the skin from an animal, especially as part of the process of butchering it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skinnernoun

    one who skins

  2. Skinnernoun

    one who deals in skins, pelts, or hides


  1. Skinner

    Skinner is a 1993 Independent Film/Splatter/Slasher motion picture starring Ted Raimi, Traci Lords, Ricki Lake and Richard Schiff.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Skinner is ranked #627 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Skinner surname appeared 54,046 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 18 would have the surname Skinner.

    79.3% or 42,880 total occurrences were White.
    15% or 8,123 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 1,367 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 1,059 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 357 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 259 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Skinner in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Skinner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Skinner in a Sentence

  1. Al Jean:

    We thought it'd be interesting if both Bart and Skinner have a crush on the same woman, she feels Skinner is a wounded soul that she wants to take care of. She is a vet like Skinner, and that's his attraction.

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