scrimp

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Noun[edit]

scrimp (plural scrimps)

  1. A pinching miser; a niggard.

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Verb[edit]

scrimp (third-person singular simple present scrimps, present participle scrimping, simple past and past participle scrimped)

  1. (transitive) To make too small or short; to scant; to contract; to shorten.
    To scrimp the pattern of a coat.
  2. (transitive) To limit or straiten; to put on short allowance.
  3. (intransitive) To be frugal.

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Adjective[edit]

scrimp (comparative more scrimp, superlative most scrimp)

  1. Short; scanty; curtailed.

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