Scrimp Definition

skrĭmp
scrimped, scrimping, scrimps
verb
scrimped, scrimping, scrimps
To be sparing and frugal; try to make ends meet; economize.
Webster's New World
To make too small, short, etc.; skimp.
Webster's New World
To treat stingily; stint.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Curtailed; scanty.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Scrimp

Noun

Singular:
scrimp
Plural:
scrimps

Origin of Scrimp

  • Perhaps of Scandinavian origin Swedish skrympa to shrink

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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