Meaning of “scant” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"scant" in British English

See all translations

(Definition of “scant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scant" in American English

See all translations

scantadjective [ not gradable ]

us /skænt/

very little or not much:

I paid scant attention to the movie’s plot.

Scant can also mean not quite a full measure of something:

Pour the batter by scant 1/4 cups onto the hot griddle.

(Definition of “scant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)