Meaning of scrimp
Pronunciation: (skrimp), [key]
- to be sparing or frugal; economize (often fol. by on): They scrimped and saved for everything they have. He spends most of his money on clothes, and scrimps on food.
- to be sparing or restrictive of or in; limit severely: to scrimp food.
- to keep on short allowance; provide sparingly for: to scrimp their elderly parents.
- scrimp (Thesaurus)