Examples of scanty in a Sentence
The cheerleaders wore scanty outfits.
the camera's scanty instructions left me somewhat confused
Recent Examples of scanty from the Web
To represent all the musical forms of Europe with only German and French classical music is just an excuse to hide his scanty knowledge of the subject.
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Origin and Etymology of scanty
English dialect scant scanty supply, from Middle English, from Old Norse skamt, from neuter of skammr short
First Known Use: 1600See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of scanty
SCANTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scanty for English Language Learners
: very small in size or amount
SCANTY Defined for Kids
Definition of scanty for Students
: barely enough : lacking in size or quantity a scanty harvest
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