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scrimp +‎ -tion


scrimption (plural scrimptions)

  1. (Britain, dialect, archaic) A small portion; a little bit; a scrap.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)


  • 1830, Robert Forby, The Vocabulary of East-Anglia etc (volume 2, page 291).
  • 1905, Dialect Notes (volume 3, page 547).
  • scrimption in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for scrimption in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)