Definition of scrimp :
1. A pinching miser; a niggard.
2. Short; scanty; curtailed.
3. 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.
conserve (part of speech: verb)
cut corners, pinch
economize (part of speech: verb)
- I want you and Miss Simmons to not scrimp in your foreign charities but begin to home and make your own dependent ones comfortable." - "Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition", Marietta Holley.
- I'd work and scrimp, year after year, rather than, just sit down and be supported by the town. - "Half a Dozen Girls", Anna Chapin Ray.
- It- it's the way I scrimp, Harry. - "Gaslight Sonatas", Fannie Hurst.