• WordNet 3.6
    • v skimp supply sparingly and with restricted quantities "sting with the allowance"
    • v skimp subsist on a meager allowance "scratch and scrimp"
    • v skimp limit in quality or quantity
    • v skimp work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Skimp Scanty.
    • Skimp To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.
    • v. i Skimp To save; to be parsimonious or niggardly.
    • Skimp To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • skimp To deal scant measure to; supply with a meager or insufficient allowance: as, to skimp a person in the matter of food.
    • skimp To provide in scant or insufficient quantity; give or deal out sparingly; stint: as, to skimp cloth or food.
    • skimp To scamp; slight; do superficially or carelessly: as, to skimp a job.
    • skimp To be sparing or parsimonious; economize; save.
    • skimp To scamp work.
    • skimp Scant in quantity or extent; scarcely sufficient; meager; spare: as, skimp fare; a skimp outfit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Skimp skimp to give scanty measure, to stint: to do a thing imperfectly
    • v.i Skimp to be parsimonious
    • adj Skimp scanty, spare
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Skinch Scamp (v. t.)


In literature:

Nothing fancy, but not skimping anyone, either.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
We can skimp a little.
"A Man of the People" by Thomas Dixon
The fact was that he had been so intent on getting speeded into his performance that he had rather skimped the niceties of line-play.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
He hates skimping and paring.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
She had worked and skimped with him then.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Two persons came out skimped down into nothingness.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
We'uns has ten chillun and sometimes we has to skimp, but we gets on.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
The coat with small cuffs was much cut away before, the skimped skirts reaching midway down the thigh.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Skimping and trying to save.
"The Impossible Voyage Home" by Floyd L. Wallace
I could not bear to skimp for Papa.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey

In news:

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Firehouse Subs doesn't skimp on the heat.
It's not the time to skimp on those food-safety habits that can make or break the festivities.
There's no skimping on portion sizes at Grip Mediterranean.
Runners skimp on this key nutrient--but you need more than you think.