[ skim-pee ]
/ ˈskɪm pi /

adjective, skimp·i·er, skimp·i·est.

lacking in size, fullness, etc.; scanty: a skimpy hem; a skimpy dinner.
too thrifty; stingy: a skimpy housekeeper.


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Origin of skimpy

First recorded in 1835–45; skimp + -y1


skimp·i·ly, adverbskimp·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for skimpy

/ (ˈskɪmpɪ) /

adjective skimpier or skimpiest

(of clothes, etc) made of too little material; scanty
excessively thrifty; mean; stingy

Derived forms of skimpy

skimpily, adverbskimpiness, noun
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