Skimp (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skimped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Skimping.] [Cf. Skinch, Scamp, v. t.]

1.

To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp.

[Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.]

2.

To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.

[Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.] <-- used with "on"; to skimp on clothing so as to have enough food. -->

 

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Skimp, v. i.

To save; to be parsimonious or niggardly.

[Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.]

 

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Skimp, a.

Scanty.

[Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.]

 

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