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EtymologyEdit

From Italian meschino or Spanish mezquino, both from Arabic مِسْكِين(miskīn).

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AdjectiveEdit

mesquin (feminine singular mesquine, masculine plural mesquins, feminine plural mesquines)

  1. unimportant
  2. small-minded
  3. poor, of poor quality
  4. stingy, tight-fisted

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