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 ]
adjective, scrimpier, scrimpiest. 1. scanty; meager; barely adequate. 2. tending to scrimp; frugal; parsimonious.
[skrim-shan-der] /ˈskrɪmˌʃæn dər/ noun 1. a person who makes scrimshaw objects.
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
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 […]