Scrimp

Definition of Scrimp

v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Scrimped (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Scrimping.]
a.1.Short; scanty; curtailed.
n.1.A pinching miser; a niggard.

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