scrimper


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scrimp

 (skrĭmp)
intr.v. scrimped, scrimp·ing, scrimps
To be very frugal and sparing. scrimped and saved for college tuition.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish skrympa, to shrink.]

scrimp′er n.
scrimp′y adj.

scrimper

(ˈskrɪmpə)
n
a person who scrimps
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If you're a bit more of a scrimper Jack Feeney jack.feeney@trinitymirror.com when it comes to food and prefer to eat in than eat out, you'll likely try and save what you can from your leftovers.
If you're a bit more of a scrimper when it comes to food and prefer to eat in than eat out, you'll likely try and save what you can from your leftovers.
The Great Recession, which started in late 2007, turned the American shopper -- famous for our free-spending ways -- into the American scrimper, according to Consumer Reports.
Being eco-conscious, as well as a bit of a scrimper, he has always ensured the McKinney household doesn't rival Blackpool illuminations and the TV's not left on standby.
WHEN generous Louise Harris and scrimper Daniel Hill's wedding went to the dogs they couldn't be happier.
The research shows a rise in the 'social scrimper', as UK families are being forced to sacrifice their social lives in order to afford the rising costs of fuel.
Never get hitched to a scrimper. Theyll always make you beg for something they will never give you.
What is puzzling is the apparent transformation of Roman from squanderer to scrimper. Happy to pay pounds 30million for Andriy Shevchenko, he now baulks at shelling out a tenth of that for Tal Ben Haim.