UK [ˈmɪndʒɪ] / US adjective
Word forms "mingy":
adjective mingy comparative mingier superlative mingiest British informal
1) not generous to other people

Why don't you give him some of yours, you mingy thing?

2) smaller in size than you expect or want

All I scored was a mingy three points!

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • mingy — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ mean; ungenerous. ORIGIN perhaps a blend of MEAN(Cf. ↑meanness) and STINGY(Cf. ↑stingy) …   English terms dictionary

  • mingy — [min′jē] adj. mingier, mingiest [prob. altered < MANGY, after STINGY1] Informal mean and stingy …   English World dictionary

  • mingy — [“mmd3i] mod. mean and stingy. □ Why can’t you borrow it? I’m just mingy, that’s all. □ What a mingy jerk! □ Aw, don’t be so mingy! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • mingy — adjective BrE informal not at all generous; stingy: Don t be so mingy. | mingy portions …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mingy — Adj. Miserly, stingy. E.g. Don t be so mingy, share the chocolate with your sister …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • mingy — adjective (mingier; est) Etymology: perhaps blend of 1mean and stingy Date: 1911 mean, stingy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mingy — /min jee/, adj., mingier, mingiest. mean and stingy; niggardly. [1885 90; M(EAN2) + (ST)INGY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mingy — adjective mean, miserly, stingy …   Wiktionary

  • Mingy — mean and stingy …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • mingy — Australian Slang mean and stingy …   English dialects glossary

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