from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Small in quantity; meager: mingy wages.
- adj. Informal Mean and stingy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Mean, miserly, stingy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
Perhaps from m(ean)2 + (st)ingy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain. (Wiktionary)