Definition of skimpy in English:

skimpy

adjectiveskimpier, skimpiest

  • 1(of clothes) short and revealing.

    ‘a skimpy dress’
    • ‘You may even get your significant other to wear some pretty revealing and skimpy clothing.’
    • ‘She's crude and loud and crazy and loves wearing skimpy clothes and being a tease.’
    • ‘I'm now beginning to realise why the girls are wearing such skimpy clothes - so they don't overheat.’
    • ‘My girlfriend wears skimpy clothes, and my friends are always looking at her.’
    • ‘Then he motioned over his shoulder at three girls that looked around our ages, wearing various forms of skimpy clothes.’
    • ‘My own skimpy clothes do absolutely nothing to hide my own reaction to simply the sight of him.’
    • ‘Miranda was having a heated argument with a dark-haired short girl, dressed in skimpy clothing.’
    • ‘People walked around school in tight revealing low cut shirts and skimpy skirts that could be mistaken for underwear.’
    • ‘She landed on the ground dressed in a skimpy outfit consisting of skintight pants and a vest which seemed to fit a ten year old better than her.’
    • ‘When you guys are shopping or looking at fashion mags, let her know how you feel about skimpy clothes.’
    • ‘At this time all the prostitutes are standing on the street corners with their skimpy clothes.’
    • ‘After a few moments of scuffling noises coming from behind the door, it opened and Sarah appeared wearing a skimpy black negligee.’
    • ‘Summer is on the way and that can mean only one thing: skimpy clothes and lots of them.’
    • ‘She had been caught by the principal, Mr. Beyhott, and had been forced to take off her skimpy clothes and put them in her locker.’
    • ‘Oh, and he also says that if he'd been Britney, he'd ‘have gone to the gym’ before dancing about in skimpy clothes.’
    • ‘Shenkin is where you buy drugs, get a Celtic ring tattooed round your arm, shop for skimpy clothes and plan to go to a club later that night.’
    • ‘They were mostly girls and most of them were wearing really skimpy clothes.’
    • ‘So, don't judge her for being blonde, wearing skimpy clothes and going to parties.’
    • ‘She wore the short skirts and skimpy clothing that people like that would wear.’
    • ‘There you are, quietly being the good girl, and she's off racing about in skimpy clothes, not working hard enough and getting all the attention.’
    • ‘She won't be doing lad mags, has similar control over her music, and wants to be known for her voice, not skimpy clothes or youth.’
    revealing, short, brief, scanty, insubstantial
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  • 2Providing or consisting of less than is needed; meagre.

    ‘my knowledge of music is extremely skimpy’
    • ‘The talent files are a bit skimpy and limited to director Petersen and the three main actors.’
    • ‘This is one flesh film that's a tad skimpy on the skinny dip and paltry on the peek-a-boo.’
    meagre, scanty, scant, sketchy, limited, restricted, inadequate, insufficient, paltry, deficient, negligible, insubstantial, small, sparse
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Pronunciation

skimpy

/ˈskɪmpi/