Definition of Skimp

1. Verb. Work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially.

Exact synonyms: Scant
Generic synonyms: Work
Also: Skimp Over



2. Verb. Limit in quality or quantity.
Exact synonyms: Scant
Generic synonyms: Restrict

3. Verb. Subsist on a meager allowance. "Scratch and scrimp"
Exact synonyms: Scrimp, Stint
Generic synonyms: Save
Derivative terms: Stinter

4. Verb. Supply sparingly and with restricted quantities. "Sting with the allowance"
Exact synonyms: Scant, Stint
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Stinter

Definition of Skimp

1. v. t. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp.

2. v. i. To save; to be parsimonious or niggardly.

3. a. Scanty.

Definition of Skimp

1. Verb. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp. ¹

2. Verb. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp. ¹

3. Verb. To save; to be parsimonious or stingy. ¹

4. Adjective. Scanty. ¹

5. Noun. A skimpy or insubstantial thing, especially a piece of clothing. ¹

6. Noun. (context: in the plural colloquial) Underwear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skimp

1. to scrimp [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: scrimp

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skimp

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skimmia
skimmias
skimming
skimmingly
skimmings
skimmington
skimmingtons
skimmy
skimo
skimobile
skimobiled
skimobiles
skimobiling
skimos
skimp (current term)
skimp and save
skimp over
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skimpier
skimpiest
skimpily
skimpiness
skimpinesses
skimping
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skimpy
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skin
skin-deep

Literary usage of Skimp

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1. The Reign of the Prince of Peace by Richard Hayes McCartney (1915)
"Amount of cotton, wool, and hemp— Enough for all—and nothing skimp. So just provision for all things Creatures who walk, crawl, use the wings: So Promise ..."

2. The Reign of the Prince of Peace by Richard Hayes McCartney (1915)
"Amount of cotton, wool, and hemp— Enough for all—and nothing skimp. So just provision for all things Creatures who walk, crawl, use the wings: So Promise ..."

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