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Scrimp Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    scrimp v : subsist on a meager allowance; "scratch and scrimp" [syn: stint, skimp]
Scrimp Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Scrimp \Scrimp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrimped (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Scrimping.] [Cf. Dan. skrumpe, G. schrumpfen, D. krimpen. Cf. Shrimp, Shrine.] To make too small or short; to limit or straiten; to put on short allowance; to scant; to contract; to shorten; as, to scrimp the pattern of a coat.
Scrimp Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Scrimp \Scrimp\, a. Short; scanty; curtailed.
Scrimp Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Scrimp \Scrimp\, n. A pinching miser; a niggard. [U.S.]
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