American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Inadequate, as in size or fullness, especially through economizing or stinting: a skimpy meal.
- adj. Unduly thrifty; niggardly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Spare; scanty; skimped.
- adj. containing little excess
- From skimp + -y. (Wiktionary)
“Trade union Solidarity on Thursday announced that it rejected what it describes as the skimpy wage increase offer of 3 percent by Metrorex's Consolidated Murchison Mine (Consmurch) outside Phalaborwa during the first round of wage negotiations at the company.”
“Yes, superheroines often are clad in skimpy outfits but Silk Spectre II takes it to a whole new level …”
“I seem to be able to think of many, many superhero gals in skimpy outfits purely for eye candy that were perfectly successful heroines.”
“If you want to look at girls in skimpy clothes visit another site or read other magazines.”
“Maybe I'm getting older but, personally, pictures of a young gal in skimpy clothes isn't that big a deal any more.”
“I'm going to go out on a limb here and say she wants to go back taking pictures in skimpy swim wear holding guns.”
“You quickly decide this is too dramatic, and you want him to be able to see pictures of you having sooooo much fun in skimpy outfits with your friends that scream "I don't need you and your pathetic collection of shot glasses.”
“If the shoe was on the other foot -- guys dressed in skimpy leather posing with firearms -- the "Yuck! factor" would compel most men to stay away.”
“That is why I find the lap dances at a recent Yahoo! event (Yahoo! paid for women to dance in skimpy clothing at a "brainstorming session") to be especially atrocious.”
“Even I, as someone just about the right side of 50 love the young girls in skimpy outfits flirting with me, wanting to try the handcuffs on etc.”
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Words - or different usages of words I already knew - that I am learning thanks to Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
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Sounds best when you preface each word with "the."
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