Scrimp and save



Economize severely, spend as little as possible, as in For years we had to scrimp and save, but now we can enjoy life more. [ Mid-1800s ]

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  • Scrimpy

    adjective, scrimpier, scrimpiest. 1. scanty; meager; barely adequate. 2. tending to scrimp; frugal; parsimonious.

  • Scrimshander

    [skrim-shan-der] /ˈskrɪmˌʃæn dər/ noun 1. a person who makes scrimshaw objects.



  • Scrimshank

    verb (used without object), British Slang. 1. to avoid one’s obligations or share of work; shirk. verb 1. (intransitive) (Brit, military, slang) to shirk work

  • Scrimshaw

    noun 1. a carved or engraved article, especially of whale ivory, whalebone, walrus tusks, or the like, made by whalers as a leisure occupation. 2. such articles or work collectively. 3. the art or technique of carving or engraving whale ivory, whalebone, walrus tusks, etc. verb (used without object) 4. to produce scrimshaw. verb (used […]



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