Skimp meaning

skĭmp
Skimp is to use less of something than you should, such as less effort, money, time or energy.

An example of when you skimp is when you cut corners on your marketing budget and spend less money than everyone suggests.

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To provide for or supply inadequately; be stingy with.

Accused them of skimping defense funding.

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To deal with hastily, carelessly, or with poor material.

Concentrated on reelection, skimping other matters.

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To be stingy or very thrifty.
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Scanty; skimpy.
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To give or allow too little; be stingy.
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To keep expenses very low.
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To do poorly or carelessly.
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To be stingy in or toward; specif., to make too small, too short, etc.
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To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp.
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To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.
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To save; to be parsimonious or stingy.
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(dated, UK, dialect or US, colloquial) Scanty.
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A skimpy or insubstantial thing, especially a piece of clothing.
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(in the plural, colloquial) Underwear.
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Origin of skimp

  • Obsolete skimp scanty perhaps from alteration of scrimp

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