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skimpy (adj.)

1842, from skimp (adj.) "scanty" (1775), which perhaps ultimately is from an early 18c. alteration of scrimp or a variant of scamp (v.). Related: Skimpiness.

updated on October 06, 2013

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Definitions of skimpy from WordNet

skimpy (adj.)
containing little excess;
a skimpy allowance
Synonyms: lean
skimpy (adj.)
(of clothing) revealing the body;
Synonyms: scanty
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