scanty - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scanty
S-CAN'T-Y = CAN'T be Sufficient
SCANTY <> CANDY. Only one CANDY is usually SCANTY for a boy or girl.
sounds like scarcity.
opposite of plenty hence scarcity..cheers..
Scan + Tea: Examine thorougly that who is provided with more tea to drink. "I have been served scanty Tea as per my need"
SCANTY and PETTY are rhyming words with the same meaning. Both words refer to something scarce or very little.