AskDefine | Define skimp

Dictionary Definition



1 work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially [syn: scant]
2 limit in quality or quantity [syn: scant]
3 subsist on a meager allowance; "scratch and scrimp" [syn: scrimp, stint]
4 supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance" [syn: stint, scant]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp.
  2. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.
  3. To save; to be parsimonious or niggardly.


  1. Scanty.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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