from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To deal with hastily, carelessly, or with poor material: concentrated on reelection, skimping other matters.
- transitive v. To provide for or supply inadequately; be stingy with: accused them of skimping defense funding.
- intransitive v. To be stingy or very thrifty.
- adj. Scanty; skimpy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp.
- v. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.
- v. To save; to be parsimonious or stingy.
- adj. Scanty.
- n. A skimpy or insubstantial thing, especially a piece of clothing.
- n. Underwear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp.
- transitive v. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.
- intransitive v. To save; to be parsimonious or niggardly.
- adj. Scanty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deal scant measure to; supply with a meager or insufficient allowance: as, to skimp a person in the matter of food.
- To provide in scant or insufficient quantity; give or deal out sparingly; stint: as, to skimp cloth or food.
- To scamp; slight; do superficially or carelessly: as, to skimp a job.
- To be sparing or parsimonious; economize; save.
- To scamp work.
- Scant in quantity or extent; scarcely sufficient; meager; spare: as, skimp fare; a skimp outfit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
- v. limit in quality or quantity
- v. supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
- v. subsist on a meager allowance
Obsolete skimp, scanty, perhaps from alteration of scrimp.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)