Definition of "skimp" [skimp]

  • To deal with hastily, carelessly, or with poor material: concentrated on reelection, skimping other matters. (verb-transitive)
  • To provide for or supply inadequately; be stingy with: accused them of skimping defense funding. (verb-transitive)
  • To be stingy or very thrifty. (verb-intransitive)
  • Scanty; skimpy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skimp" in a sentence
  • "Let's hope the screenwriter goes off the novel and doesn't just skimp from the comic books."
  • "When it comes to fan films, one of the places that even the biggest productions skimp is the music."
  • "Both the residents and developers agree, the unique blend of businesses means you can splurge or skimp, which is what keeps many coming back."