Not wanting to skimp on toppings, the diner ordered the loaded baked potato to go with her surf and turf meal.
An example of when you skimp is when you cut corners on your marketing budget and spend less money than everyone suggests.
Origin of skimpprobably altered from scrimp
- to give or allow too little; be stingy
- to keep expenses very low
- to do poorly or carelessly
- to be stingy in or toward; specif., to make too small, too short, etc.
verbskimped, skimp·ing, skimps
- To deal with hastily, carelessly, or with poor material: concentrated on reelection, skimping other matters.
- To provide for or supply inadequately; be stingy with: accused them of skimping defense funding.
Origin of skimpObsolete skimp scanty perhaps from alteration of scrimp
(third-person singular simple present skimps, present participle skimping, simple past and past participle skimped)
(comparative more skimp, superlative most skimp)
- (dated, UK, dialect or US, colloquial) Scanty.
- A skimpy or insubstantial thing, especially a piece of clothing.
- (in the plural, colloquial) Underwear.