mingy

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Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain.

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Adjective[edit]

mingy (comparative mingier, superlative mingiest)

  1. (colloquial) Mean, miserly, stingy.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 298:
      After the Liberation Mrs Crewe kept on being as mingy as before with the food; and wouldn't let Harold buy any new clothes.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 413:
      Now all that, in its mingy way, is logical enough.