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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

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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

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skimping

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


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