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skimp

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adjective \ˈskimp\

Definition of skimp

  1. :  skimpy

Origin and Etymology of skimp

perhaps alteration of scrimp


First Known Use: 1775


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skimp

verb

Definition of skimp

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to give insufficient or barely sufficient attention or effort to or funds for

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to save by or as if by skimping

    Examples of skimp in a sentence

    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>

    Circa 1879

    First Known Use of skimp

    circa 1879


    SKIMP Defined for English Language Learners


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    skimp

    verb

    Definition of skimp for English Language Learners

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


    SKIMP Defined for Kids

    skimp

    play
    verb \ˈskimp\

    Definition of skimp for Students

    skimped

    skimping

    1. :  to give too little or just enough attention or effort to or money for


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