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.