Scrimp (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrimped (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Scrimping.] [Cf. Dan. skrumpe, G. schrumpfen, D. krimpen. Cf. Shrimp, Shrine.]

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.

<-- To economize. Scrimp and save. Economize and save the money not spent. -->


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Scrimp, a.

Short; scanty; curtailed.


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Scrimp, n.

A pinching miser; a niggard.



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