Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small portion; a little bit; a scrap.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small portion; a pittance; a little bit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small portion; a pittance: as, add just a scrimption of salt.

Etymologies

scrimp +‎ -tion? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "There's not a scrimption left -- not so much as the full of a thimble."

    Trials and Confessions of a Housekeeper

  • If you break your word now, you'll stand justified in the sight o 'the Lord, and of all men, and even if you think a scrimption of it's left, remember your dooty to Gilbert, and take a less justification for his sake! "

    The Story of Kennett

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