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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scrimp \Scrimp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrimped (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Scrimping.] [Cf. Dan. skrumpe, G. schrumpfen, D. krimpen. Cf. Shrimp, Shrink.] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scrimping \Scrimp"ing\, a. & n. from Scrimp, v. t. [1913 Webster] Scrimping bar, a device used in connection with a calico printing machine for stretching the fabric breadthwise so that it may be smooth for printing. --Knight. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "scrimping": Scotch, canny, careful, chary, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, conserving, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, curtailment, cutback, economic, economization, economizing, economy, economy of assumption, economy of means, elegance, exiguous, forehanded, frugal, frugal to excess, frugality, infrequent, labor-saving, law of parsimony, low growth rate, meager, miserly, money-saving, niggardly, overfrugal, parsimonious, parsimoniousness, parsimony, penny-wise, penny-wise and pound-foolish, piddling, pinching, poor, provident, prudent, prudential, rare, reduction of expenses, reduction of spending, retrenchment, saving, scamping, scant, scanty, scarce, scattered, scraping, scrimpy, seldom met with, seldom seen, skimping, skimpy, slim, slowdown, spare, sparing, sparse, spotty, sprinkled, stingy, stinting, thin, thrifty, tight, time-saving, too frugal, unwasteful




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