scrimpy

ADJECTIVE
  1. deficient in amount or quality or extent
    meager fare
    meager resources
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How To Use scrimpy In A Sentence

  • I know our house is awful scrimpy, but we'd have some good times, anyhow. Lydia of the Pines
  • To a scrimpy and screwy man, of the type most abundant, such a position would have done a deal of harm, shutting him up into his own shell harder, and flinting its muricated horns against the world. Springhaven
  • A scrimpy woollen skirt is tied around the waist with a girdle, and over the shoulders is worn Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) A Record of Five Years' Exploration Among the Tribes of the Western Sierra Madre; In the Tierra Caliente of Tepic and Jalisco; and Among the Tarascos of Michoacan
  • Those people who are living on scrimpy Social Securtiy checks? Firedoglake » Lotus 1-2-3 and the Politics of 1992
  • From the scrimpy legs of the knickerbockers his knees shone bare and brown. Two Little Travellers A Story for Girls
  • To a scrimpy and screwy man, of the type most abundant, such a position would have done a deal of harm, shutting him up into his own shell harder, and flinting its muricated horns against the world. Springhaven
  • I mean: there they are, all multiethnic yet homespun, chock-full of scrimpy rightwing family values, thinking globally and acting locally, checking their ten-dollar Indian laptops to see whose turn it is to turn the compost heap ... Warren Ellis
  • She was determined to do her part, she said: she should be mighty glad to help get that skinchy-scrimpy look out of Miss The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866
  • Molly opened it, and there stood Miss Browning, in a wonderful erection of a nightcap, and scantily attired in a coloured calico jacket over her scrimpy and short white petticoat. Wives and Daughters
  • PERUGINO (_Pietro_): known by his narrow, contracted figures and scrimpy drapery (1446-1524). Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook, Vol. 3
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