Scrimp meaning

skrĭmp
To be very frugal and sparing.

Scrimped and saved for college tuition.

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To make too small, short, etc.; skimp.
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To treat stingily; stint.
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To be sparing and frugal; try to make ends meet; economize.
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Curtailed; scanty.
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Origin of scrimp

  • Perhaps of Scandinavian origin Swedish skrympa to shrink

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