skim-pest

skimp

[skimp]
verb (used without object)
1.
to scrimp.
verb (used with object)
2.
to scrimp.
3.
to scamp.
adjective
4.
skimpy; scanty.

Origin:
1875–80; origin uncertain

skimpingly, adverb


1, 2. stint, pinch.
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skimp (skɪmp)
 
vb
1.  to be extremely sparing or supply (someone) sparingly; stint
2.  to perform (work, etc) carelessly, hastily, or with inadequate materials
 
[C17: perhaps a combination of scant and scrimp]

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skimp
1879, probably a back-formation of skimpy (1842), from skimp (adj.) "scanty" (1775), which perhaps ultimately is from an early 18c. alteration of scrimp.
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