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skimp Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
    scant.
  2. verb limit in quality or quantity
    scant.
  3. verb subsist on a meager allowance
    scrimp; stint.
    • scratch and scrimp
  4. verb supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
    scant; stint.
    • sting with the allowance
WordNet

Skimp transitive verb
Etymology
Cf. Skinch, Scamp, v. t.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Skimped ; present participle & verbal noun Skimping
Definitions
  1. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp. Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.
  2. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp. Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S. used with "on"; to skimp on clothing so as to have enough food.
Skimp intransitive verb
Definitions
  1. To save; to be parsimonious or niggardly. Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.
Skimp adjective
Definitions
  1. Scanty. Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.

Webster 1913


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