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There were fulnesses to be taken in and skimpiness to be redressed.

It was a large pie and might easily have been served in eighths without any skimpiness; but she gave him a quarter.

WORD ORIGIN

1842, from skimp (adj.) "scanty" (1775), which perhaps ultimately is from an early 18c. alteration of scrimp or a variant of scamp (v.). Related: Skimpiness.

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