Definition of scanty adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈskænti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskænti//
    (scantier, scantiest) Describing clothes
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  1. 1too little in amount for what is needed Details of his life are scanty. His theory is based on rather scanty evidence.
  2. 2(of clothes) very small and not covering much of your body a scanty bikini See related entries: Describing clothes
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from scant + -y.
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