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Meaning of SCRIMP

Pronunciation:  skrimp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  scratch and scrimp
 

SCRIMP is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: skimp, stint
 
 See Also: save

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scrimp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrimped} (?; 215); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Scrimping}.] [Cf. Dan. skrumpe, G. schrumpfen, D.
    krimpen. Cf. {Shrimp}, {Shrine}.]
    To make too small or short; to limit or straiten; to put on
    short allowance; to scant; to contract; to shorten; as, to
    scrimp the pattern of a coat.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Scrimp\, a.
    Short; scanty; curtailed.
    
    
  3. \Scrimp\, n.
    A pinching miser; a niggard. [U.S.]
    
    
 

 

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