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mingy (MIN-jee) adjective
Characterized by lack of generosity: mean and stingy.
[Blend of mean and stingy.]
"The Commonwealth honours bestowed by Buckingham Palace did not create
good families. The abandonment of gongs in most countries reveals how
mingy the British were."
"Cape Breton stands then as a sort of penal colony for the unenlightened,
a place of windswept austerity where character, mingy though it may be,
This week's theme: portmanteau or blend words.
The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental; it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust. -Elizabeth Bowen, novelist (1899-1973)
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