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scrimp

Syllabification: scrimp
Pronunciation: /skrimp
 
/

Definition of scrimp in English:

verb

[no object]
Be thrifty or parsimonious; economize: I have scrimped and saved to give you a good education
More example sentences
  • Maguire, silver-haired but with a youthful face, looks surprisingly well put together for a man who scrimps on his clothing budget.
  • Gina quits her job and scrimps together enough money to open her own salon.
  • Can you scrimp and save enough to cover that cost?
Synonyms
economize, skimp, scrimp and save, save;
be thrifty, be frugal, tighten one's belt, cut back, husband one's resources, watch one's pennies, pinch (the) pennies

Origin

mid 18th century (in the sense 'keep short of (food)'): from Scots scrimp 'meager'; perhaps related to shrimp.

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