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[skimp] /skɪmp/
verb (used without object)
1.
to scrimp.
verb (used with object)
2.
to scrimp.
3.
to scamp.
adjective
4.
skimpy; scanty.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; origin uncertain
Related forms
skimpingly, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. stint, pinch.
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British Dictionary definitions for skim-pest

skimp

/skɪmp/
verb
1.
to be extremely sparing or supply (someone) sparingly; stint
2.
to perform (work, etc) carelessly, hastily, or with inadequate materials
Word Origin
C17: perhaps a combination of scant and scrimp
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Word Origin and History for skim-pest
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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