Etymology
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skimp (v.)

1879, probably a back-formation of skimpy. Related: Skimped; skimping.

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Definitions of skimp

skimp (v.)
work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially;
Synonyms: scant
skimp (v.)
limit in quality or quantity;
Synonyms: scant
skimp (v.)
subsist on a meager allowance;
Synonyms: scrimp / stint
skimp (v.)
supply sparingly and with restricted quantities;
Synonyms: stint / scant
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