UK [ˈskɪmpɪ] / US adjective
Word forms "skimpy":
adjective skimpy comparative skimpier superlative skimpiest
1) skimpy clothes fit very tightly and do not cover very much of someone's body. This word often shows that you do not approve of clothes like this

a skimpy black dress

2) less than necessary, or less than you would like

Her knowledge of art was skimpy.

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  • skimpy — index deficient, marginal, petty, scarce Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • skimpy — 1842, from SKIMP (Cf. skimp) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Skimpiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • skimpy — scrimpy, exiguous, *meager, scanty, scant, spare, sparse …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • skimpy — [adj] sparse, inadequate deficient, exiguous, failing, insufficient, meager, miserly, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scrimp, scrimpy, short, shy, spare, stingy, thin, tight, unsufficient, wanting; concepts 334,762,789 Ant. adequate, enough,… …   New thesaurus

  • skimpy — ► ADJECTIVE (skimpier, skimpiest) 1) providing or consisting of less than is necessary; meagre. 2) (of clothes) short and revealing …   English terms dictionary

  • skimpy — [skim′pē] adj. skimpier, skimpiest Informal barely or not quite enough; somewhat less in size, fullness, etc. than is needed; scanty skimpily adv. skimpiness n …   English World dictionary

  • skimpy — skimpily, adv. skimpiness, n. /skim pee/, adj., skimpier, skimpiest. 1. lacking in size, fullness, etc.; scanty: a skimpy hem; a skimpy dinner. 2. too thrifty; stingy: a skimpy housekeeper. [1835 45; SKIMP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • skimpy — skimp|y [ skımpi ] adjective 1. ) less than necessary or less than you would like: Her knowledge of art was skimpy. 2. ) skimpy clothes fit very tightly and do not cover very much of someone s body. This word often shows that you do not approve… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • skimpy — [[t]skɪ̱mpi[/t]] skimpier, skimpiest ADJ GRADED Something that is skimpy is too small in size or quantity. ...skimpy underwear... They suffered long hours, unsafe working conditions and skimpy pay …   English dictionary

  • skimpy — A barmaid in a hotel who wears very little (i.e. skimpy ) clothing. Skimpys are found in Western Australian hotels, particularly in Kalgoorlie. These hotel employees are also said to do skimpy work: The laws regulating stripping and skimpy work… …   Australian idioms

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