Etymology: "scantily" (adv.) from scanty English dialect scant scanty supply, from Middle English, from Old Norse skamt, from neuter of skammr short : limited or less than sufficient in degree, quantity, or extent + "delicious" (adj.) from Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae delights, from delicere to allure
1 : a shocking outfit or garment consisting of materials that are less than sufficient in degree or quantity but appeals to one of the bodily senses especially of sight causing the beholder to experience overwhelming levels of pleasure.
- scant·i·li·cious·ly adverb
- scant·i·li·cious·ness noun
Despite his scantilicious attire, he managed to maintain his svelteness in front of the audience.
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