Examples of scanty in a sentence
The cheerleaders wore scanty outfits.
<the camera's scanty instructions left me somewhat confused>
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: 1600
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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