mingy


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min·gy

 (mĭn′jē)
adj. min·gi·er, min·gi·est Informal
1. Small in quantity; meager: a job that paid mingy wages.
2. Mean and stingy.

[Perhaps from m(ean) + (st)ingy.]
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mingy

(ˈmɪndʒɪ)
adj, -gier or -giest
informal Brit miserly, stingy, or niggardly
[C20: probably a blend of mean2 + stingy1]
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min•gy

(ˈmɪn dʒi)

adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.
stingy; niggardly.
[1885–90; m(ean2) + (st)ingy1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mingy - (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
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Translations

mingy

[ˈmɪndʒɪ] ADJ (mingier (compar) (mingiest (superl))) [person] → tacaño; [amount, portion] → mísero, miserable
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

mingy

[ˈmɪndʒi] adj
[person] → radin(e)
[amount, helping] → maigre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mingy

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → knickerig (inf); amountlumpig (inf), → mickerig (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mingy

[ˈmɪndʒɪ] adj (Brit) (fam) (person) → tirchio/a, spilorcio/a; (share, portion, amount) → misero/a, scarso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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