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scrimpy

[ skrim-pee ]
/ ˈskrɪm pi /
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adjective, scrimp·i·er, scrimp·i·est.

scanty; meager; barely adequate.
tending to scrimp; frugal; parsimonious.

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Origin of scrimpy

First recorded in 1850–55; scrimp + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM scrimpy

scrimp·i·ly, adverbscrimp·i·ness, noun
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How to use scrimpy in a sentence

  • From the scrimpy legs of the knickerbockers his knees shone bare and brown.

    Two Little Travellers|Frances Browne Arthur
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