mingy

[ min-jee ]
/ ˈmɪn dʒi /

adjective, min·gi·er, min·gi·est.

mean and stingy; niggardly.

Nearby words

  1. mingle,
  2. mingle-mangle,
  3. mingrelian,
  4. mingus,
  5. mingus, charles,
  6. minhag,
  7. minhah,
  8. minho,
  9. minhow,
  10. mini

Origin of mingy

1885–90; m(ean2) + (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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