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mingy

[min-jee] /ˈmɪn dʒi/
adjective, mingier, mingiest.
1.
mean and stingy; niggardly.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; m(ean2) + (st)ingy1
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Examples for mingy
  • His success was evident in the mostly mingy responses of his opponents.
British Dictionary definitions for mingy

mingy

/ˈmɪndʒɪ/
adjective -gier, -giest
1.
(Brit, informal) miserly, stingy, or niggardly
Word Origin
C20: probably a blend of mean² + stingy1
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Slang definitions & phrases for mingy

mingy

adjective

Parsimonious; mean; tight-fisted

[1911+; said to have been coined by the author Noel Busch; perhaps a blend of mean and stingy]


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