penny pincher

penny pincher
someone who is excessively careful with money (who pinches every penny before letting go of it)
Hypernyms: ↑hoarder

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: a niggardly or parsimonious person

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penny-pinching, n., adj.
a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.

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penny pincher noun [countable] [singular penny pincher plural penny pinchers]
Thesaurus: someone who is selfish or not generoussynonym
Main entry: penny-pinching

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penny pincher, or pen|ny-pinch|er «PEHN ee PIHN chuhr», noun.
Informal. a stingy person; person who does not spend or use money freely: »

Like so many other men of means, he was a penny pincher (New Yorker).

SYNONYM(S): miser, skinflint.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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