• IPA: /skɹɪmp/

scrimp (plural scrimps)

  1. A pinching miser; a niggard.
Synonyms Verb

scrimp (scrimps, present participle scrimping; past and past participle scrimped)

  1. (transitive) To make too small or short.
    To scrimp the pattern of a coat.
    Synonyms: scant, contract, shorten
  2. (transitive) To limit or straiten; to put on short allowance.
  3. (intransitive) To be frugal.
Related terms Adjective


  1. Short; scanty; curtailed.

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