verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of scrimp
Synonyms for scrimp
Examples from the Web for scrimp
Contemporary Examples of scrimp
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’
January 19, 2013
Historical Examples of scrimp
He felt that he had earned a good one, and did not intend to scrimp himself.Flint
Maud Wilder Goodwin
The manager has a fixed salary, so that there is no temptation to scrimp the buyers.Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous
Sarah K. Bolton
The news was entirely unexpected and very unwelcome to Mrs. Scrimp.
"I've always had medical advice for her when it was needed," snapped Mrs. Scrimp.
Mrs. Scrimp and Gracie were already seated at the table and had began their meal.
Word Origin for scrimp
"to make too small," 1774, originally in English an adjective, "scant, meager" (1718), possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish skrumpna "to shrink, shrivel up," Danish skrumpen "shrunken, shriveled"), or from a continental Germanic source akin to Middle High German schrimpfen, German schrumpfen "to shrivel," from Proto-Germanic *skrimp-, from PIE root *(s)kerb- "to turn, bend." Related: Scrimped; scrimping.