scrimpy

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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.

scrimp•y

(ˈskrɪm pi)

adj. scrimp•i•er, scrimp•i•est.
meager.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scrimpy - deficient in amount or quality or extentscrimpy - deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"
scarce - deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
minimal, minimum - the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"
insufficient, deficient - of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"
Translations

scrimpy

[ˈskrɪmpɪ] ADJ [person] → tacaño; [supply etc] → escaso