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Definition of "skimpy" [skimpy]

  • Inadequate, as in size or fullness, especially through economizing or stinting: a skimpy meal. (adjective)
  • Unduly thrifty; niggardly. (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 "skimpy" in a sentence
  • "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."