Meaning of SCRIMP in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈskrimp ]


Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish skrympa to shrink, Middle Low German schrempen to contract — more at shrimp

Date: circa 1774

transitive verb

1. : to be stingy in providing for

2. : to make too small, short, or scanty

intransitive verb

: to be frugal or stingy

• scrimpy ˈskrim-pē adjective

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