Definition of scrimp
1 : to be stingy in providing for
2 : to make too small, short, or scanty
: to be frugal or stingy
scrimpyplay \ˈskrim-pē\ adjective
Examples of scrimp in a Sentence
They scrimped and saved for their big vacation.
had to scrimp and save for years in order to be able to afford a house
Recent Examples of scrimp from the Web
Her parents scrimped to take her on a grand tour of Europe.
To see my folks scrimp and save and give me a great instrument like that to learn to play on was invaluable.
Part of the reason for the Yugo’s mechanical difficulties was that folks who could barely afford the $3,900 sticker price scrimped on maintaining and servicing it.
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SCRIMP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scrimp for English Language Learners
: to spend as little money as you can : to be careful about spending money
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