adjective \ˈskimp\

Definition of SKIMP

:  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



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

Full Definition of SKIMP

transitive verb
:  to give insufficient or barely sufficient attention or effort to or funds for
intransitive verb
:  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>

First Known Use of SKIMP

circa 1879


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