Definition of skimpy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskimpē/

adjective (skimpier, skimpiest)

1(Of clothes) short and revealing: a skimpy dress
More example sentences
  • She wore the short skirts and skimpy clothing that people like that would wear.
  • You may even get your significant other to wear some pretty revealing and skimpy clothing.
  • Miranda was having a heated argument with a dark-haired short girl, dressed in skimpy clothing.
revealing, short, low, low-cut;
flimsy, thin, see-through, indecent
1.1Providing or consisting of less than is needed; meager: my knowledge of music is extremely skimpy
More example sentences
  • The talent files are a bit skimpy and limited to director Petersen and the three main actors.
  • This is one flesh film that's a tad skimpy on the skinny dip and paltry on the peek-a-boo.
meager, scanty, sketchy, limited, paltry, deficient, sparse



Pronunciation: /ˈskimpilē/
Example sentences
  • I spied two very, very skimpily clad women chatting loudly and excitedly, and approached them to find out what was going on.
  • What they wanted and what they got were fast cars, loud music, skimpily clad girls and some awesome stunt driving.
  • As ever, her stagecraft included all the right moves, aided by a team of sexy dancers, all equally skimpily clad.


Pronunciation: /ˈskimpēnəs/
Example sentences
  • In other words, Miguel's ex struck a balance between teen fashion's obsession with skimpiness and some actual good taste.
  • Sure, today's underwear market is selling some very skimpy pieces, but a new level of skimpiness has been achieved.
  • Of course, now I appreciated the skimpiness of my outfits.

Words that rhyme with skimpy

crimpy, gimpy, wimpy

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Syllabification: skimp·y

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