Definition of Scrimpy

1. Adjective. Deficient in amount or quality or extent. "Meager fare"




Definition of Scrimpy

1. meager [adj SCRIMPIER, SCRIMPIEST] - See also: meager

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrimpy

scrimper
scrimpers
scrimpier
scrimpiest
scrimpily
scrimping
scrimping bar
scrimpingly
scrimpit
scrimple
scrimply
scrimpness
scrimps
scrimptions
scrimpy (current term)
scrims
scrimshander
scrimshandered
scrimshandering
scrimshanders
scrimshank
scrimshanked
scrimshanker
scrimshankers
scrimshanking
scrimshanks
scrimshaw
scrimshawed
scrimshawing

Literary usage of Scrimpy

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1882)
"scrimpy, adj. little, mean, poor. ... a scrimpy bit a har ; ' yours is a poor lot of hair. Scrunch, v. to bite up quickly and noisily, as children do sweets ..."

2. A Glossary of the Lancashire Dialect by John Howard Nodal, George Milner (1875)
"... scrimpy, ) c. 45, says, " Dartmoor is not often scrimped with ... He 'ra little scrimpy chap—moor loike a ..."

3. A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire by John Harland (1876)
"scrimpy, adj. little, mean, poor. ... a scrimpy bit a har ; ' yours is a poor lot of hair. Scrunch, v. to bite up quickly and noisily ..."

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