Definition of Scrimp

1. Verb. Subsist on a meager allowance. "Scratch and scrimp"

Exact synonyms: Skimp, Stint
Generic synonyms: Save
Derivative terms: Stinter



Definition of Scrimp

1. v. t. To make too small or short; to limit or straiten; to put on short allowance; to scant; to contract; to shorten; as, to scrimp the pattern of a coat.

2. a. Short; scanty; curtailed.

3. n. A pinching miser; a niggard.

Definition of Scrimp

1. Noun. A pinching miser; a niggard. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make too small or short; to scant; to contract; to shorten. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To limit or straiten; to put on short allowance. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To be frugal. ¹

5. Adjective. Short; scanty; curtailed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scrimp

1. to be very or overly thrifty [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrimp

scriggling
scriggly
scrike
scriked
scrikes
scriking
scrilla
scrim
scrimmage
scrimmage line
scrimmaged
scrimmager
scrimmagers
scrimmages
scrimmaging
scrimp (current term)
scrimp and save
scrimped
scrimper
scrimpers
scrimpier
scrimpiest
scrimpily
scrimping
scrimping bar
scrimpingly
scrimpit
scrimple
scrimply
scrimpness

Literary usage of Scrimp

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1. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"... churl, sordid wretch, money-grubber, screw, scrimp, pinch-fist. Miserable, a. I. Unli.ippy (as respects tkf condition of the ..."

2. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1860)
"... limit or straiten ; as, " to scrimp the pattern of a coat." Colloquial in England and in the United States. scrimpING. Scanty; close; parsimonious. ..."

3. Report and Transactions (1875)
"[About Looe such an apple would be called a crumpling. WP] Willan—"scrimp. To spare; to scant; short; scanty." Eng. Dial. Soc. B. 7. ..."

4. Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of (1875)
"Old age don't scrimp one single bliss." p. 37. ... For lack o' thee I scrimp my glass." Lines written on a Bank N Halliwell—" scrimp. To spare ; to pinch. ..."

5. Glossary of Northamptonshire Words and Phrases by Anne Elizabeth Baker (1854)
"Brockett gives the verb scrimp, " to spare, to scant; " the adjective, " short, ... The Devonshire Glossarist has also scrimp, " a skin-flint, a miser. ..."

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