Meaning of SCRIMP in English

[scrimp] vb [perh. of Scand origin; akin to Sw skrympa to shrink, MLG schrempen to contract--more at shrimp] vt (ca. 1774) 1: to be stingy in providing for

2: to make too small, short, or scanty ~ vi: to be frugal or stingy -- scrimpy adj

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