scrimping

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

scrimping

  1. Present participle of scrimp.

Noun[edit]

scrimping (plural scrimpings)

  1. An amount saved little by little.
    • Jack London
      The savings and scrimpings from the cold nights of all his years were ripe to be squandered.
    • 2005, Wanda Coleman, The Riot Inside Me: More Trials & Tremors
      In her efforts to transform me into the debutante I would never become, my mother spent her scrimpings on private piano, violin, and voice lessons.