verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of scrimp
OTHER WORDS FROM scrimpun·scrimped, adjective
Words nearby scrimp
Example sentences from the Web for scrimp
Specifically, you can wait and scrimp and scrape and pinch and save.Carolyn Hax: Her husband firmly plants his flag. Does it look like a red one to her?|Carolyn Hax|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Take retailer Marks and Spencer, which traditionally never scrimps on Christmas ads.‘It’s difficult to make the right call’: The many faces of the U.K.’s coronavirus-era Christmas advertising|Seb Joseph|November 12, 2020|Digiday
In their communities, fewer teachers were employed and schools were scrimping on school maintenance and supplies.Failure To Shore Up State Budgets May Hit Women’s Wallets Especially Hard|LGBTQ-Editor|September 29, 2020|No Straight News
He decides instead to “scrimp and save”—and to collect aluminum cans on Capitol Hill to make up the difference.Speed Read: 11 Best Bits from Joe Biden Satire ‘The President of Vice’|Caroline Linton|January 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Also, some ominous comments on what armies spend and what Governments scrimp:—that is ammunition.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Chrissy gazed wistfully into the glass as she fastened her yellow scrimp old white frock, and sighed.Girlhood and Womanhood|Sarah Tytler
Mrs. Scrimp was a widow living in rather genteel style in a house and upon means left her by her late husband.
Mrs. Scrimp was a woman of theories also, and her pet one accorded well with the aforementioned characteristic.
She heard Mrs. Scrimp's voice in the kitchen scolding Ann for letting the bread burn in the oven.