Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 10/18/21 Scrimp

Scrimp (verb)
scrimp [ skrimp ]


verb (used without object)
1. to be sparing or frugal; economize (often followed by on): They scrimped and saved for everything they have. He spends most of his money on clothes, and scrimps on food.

verb (used with object)
2. to be sparing or restrictive of or in; limit severely: to scrimp food.
3. to keep on short allowance; provide sparingly for: to scrimp their elderly parents.

OTHER WORDS FROM SCRIMP
un·scrimped, adjective

OTHER WORDS FOR SCRIMP
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1. skimp, stint, save, scrape.

Origin: First recorded in 1710–20; from Scandinavian; compare Swedish skrympa, Norwegian, Danish skrumpe (originally from an unattested skrimpa, ) “to shrivel,” cognate with Middle High German schrimpfen “to contract”; see origin at shrimp

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