Skinch
Skinch Skinch, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Skinched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skinching}.] [Cf. {Scant}.] To give scant measure; to squeeze or pinch in order to effect a saving. [Prev. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • skinch — ˈskinch verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: origin unknown transitive verb dialect Britain : to be stingy or niggardly in respect to (material or a person) intransitive verb : to be sparing usually used with on …   Useful english dictionary

  • skinch — verb To give scant measure; to squeeze or pinch in order to effect a saving. The child skinched money to go on the ride …   Wiktionary

  • Skinched — Skinch Skinch, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Skinched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skinching}.] [Cf. {Scant}.] To give scant measure; to squeeze or pinch in order to effect a saving. [Prev. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skinching — Skinch Skinch, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Skinched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skinching}.] [Cf. {Scant}.] To give scant measure; to squeeze or pinch in order to effect a saving. [Prev. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skimp — Skimp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skimped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skimping}.] [Cf. {Skinch}, {Scamp}, v. t.] 1. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] 2. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skimped — Skimp Skimp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skimped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skimping}.] [Cf. {Skinch}, {Scamp}, v. t.] 1. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] 2. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skimping — Skimp Skimp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skimped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skimping}.] [Cf. {Skinch}, {Scamp}, v. t.] 1. To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] 2. To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stingier — Stingy Stin gy, a. [Compar. {Stingier}; superl. {Stingiest}.] [Probably from sting, and meaning originally, stinging; hence, biting, nipping (of the wind), churlish, avaricious; or cf. E. skinch.] Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stingiest — Stingy Stin gy, a. [Compar. {Stingier}; superl. {Stingiest}.] [Probably from sting, and meaning originally, stinging; hence, biting, nipping (of the wind), churlish, avaricious; or cf. E. skinch.] Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stingy — Stin gy, a. [Compar. {Stingier}; superl. {Stingiest}.] [Probably from sting, and meaning originally, stinging; hence, biting, nipping (of the wind), churlish, avaricious; or cf. E. skinch.] Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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