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mingy

[ min-jee ]
/ ˈmɪn dʒi /
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adjective, min·gi·er, min·gi·est.

mean and stingy; disappointingly meager.

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Origin of mingy

First recorded in 1885–90; m(ean)2 + (st)ingy1
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British Dictionary definitions for mingy

mingy
/ (ˈmɪndʒɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

British informal miserly, stingy, or niggardly

Word Origin for mingy

C20: probably a blend of mean ² + stingy 1
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