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scrimpy

[skrim-pee] /ˈskrɪm pi/
adjective, scrimpier, scrimpiest.
1.
scanty; meager; barely adequate.
2.
tending to scrimp; frugal; parsimonious.
Origin of scrimpy
1850-1855
1850-55; scrimp + -y1
Related forms
scrimpily, adverb
scrimpiness, noun
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  • From the scrimpy legs of the knickerbockers his knees shone bare and brown.

    Two Little Travellers Frances Browne Arthur
Word Origin and History for scrimpy
adj.

1855, from scrimp (v.) + -y (2). Related: Scrimpily; scrimpiness.

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