Definition of skimp in English:

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Pronunciation: /skimp/


[no object]
Expend or use less time, money, or material on something than is necessary in an attempt to economize: don’t skimp on insurance when you travel overseas
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  • With each model, the Japanese auto makers are trying to ensure buyers get a car that offers better fuel economy but doesn't skimp on power and comfort.
  • In the knowledge economy, we can't skimp on research.
  • But the fact is that justice costs, and if we skimp on the money, then we skimp on the justice too.
stint on, scrimp on, economize on, cut back on, be sparing with, be frugal with, be mean with, be parsimonious with, cut corners with
informal be stingy with, be mingy with, be tight with
do hastily, do carelessly


Late 18th century: of unknown origin; compare with scamp2 and scrimp.

Words that rhyme with skimp

blimp, chimp, crimp, gimp, imp, limp, pimp, primp, scrimp, shrimp, simp, wimp

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Syllabification: skimp

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