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Meaning & Definition of Stint in English

English

Stint

/stɪnt/

noun

1. An unbroken period of time during which you do something

  • "There were stretches of boredom"
  • "He did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
    synonym:
  • stretch
  • ,
  • stint

2. Smallest american sandpiper

    synonym:
  • least sandpiper
  • ,
  • stint
  • ,
  • Erolia minutilla

3. An individual's prescribed share of work

  • "Her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"
    synonym:
  • stint

verb

1. Subsist on a meager allowance

  • "Scratch and scrimp"
    synonym:
  • scrimp
  • ,
  • stint
  • ,
  • skimp

2. Supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

  • "Sting with the allowance"
    synonym:
  • stint
  • ,
  • skimp
  • ,
  • scant