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adjective uk   /ˈfruː.ɡəl/ us  
careful when using money or food, or (of a meal) cheap or small in amount: a frugal lifestyle a frugal meal of bread and soup
noun [U] uk   /fruːˈɡæl.ə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
We had very little money, so we ate frugally in cheap cafés.
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