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mingy

adjective uk   /ˈmɪn.dʒi/ UK informal us  
not generous and unwilling to give money: I only gave five pounds towards his present - do you think that was a bit mingy? A mingy amount is smaller than you would like: I hate that restaurant - they give you really mingy portions.
Translations of “mingy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 吝嗇的,小氣的, (數量)少得可憐的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吝啬的,小气的, (数量)少得可怜的…
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