mingy
adjective (mingier; -est) Etymology: perhaps blend of 1mean and stingy Date: 1911 mean, stingy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • mingy — 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… …   English 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 — /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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