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skimp

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adjective \ˈskimp\

Definition of skimp

  1. :  skimpy



Examples of skimp

  1. <a dieter complaining about skimp meals that were served at the fat farm>



Origin of skimp

perhaps alteration of scrimp


First Known Use: 1775

Rhymes with skimp


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skimp

verb

Simple Definition of skimp

  • : to spend less time, money, etc., on something than is needed

Full Definition of skimp

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to give insufficient or barely sufficient attention or effort to or funds for

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to save by or as if by skimping

    Examples of skimp

    1. Parents shouldn't skimp when it comes to their child's safety.

    2. <we must skimp and save if we are going to afford a vacation this summer>



    Circa 1879

    First Known Use of skimp

    circa 1879


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