min·​gy | \ ˈmin-jē How to pronounce mingy (audio) \
mingier; mingiest

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Examples of mingy in a Sentence

a mingy portion of food the company's mingy Christmas bonuses haven't exactly helped sagging employee morale
Recent Examples on the Web There was nothing mingy or minimalist about their aesthetic. Carl Swanson, Town & Country, "How the Apparatus Boys Became the Pied Pipers of Design," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of mingy

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mingy

perhaps blend of mean entry 1 and stingy

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“Mingy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mingy. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mingy

chiefly British, informal
: not liking to spend money
: not large enough

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