Pinchfist Pinch"fist`, n. A closefisted person; a miser. [1913 Webster]

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  • pinchfist — /ˈpɪntʃfɪst/ (say pinchfist) noun British Colloquial a mean or miserly person. {pinch + fist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pinchfist — n.; (also pinchpenny) Miser, niggard, hunks, curmudgeon, skinflint, screw, scrimp …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pinchfist — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: pinch (I) + fist, n. : niggard • pinchfisted ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective * * * pinchˈfist, pinchˈgut or pinchˈpenny …   Useful english dictionary

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  • churl — Synonyms and related words: Babbitt, Philistine, Silas Marner, arriviste, bondmaid, bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, boor, bounder, bourgeois, cad, captive, chattel, chattel slave, clodhopper, clown, concubine, curmudgeon, debt slave,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • miser — Synonyms and related words: Silas Marner, accumulator, bill collector, cheapskate, churl, collection agent, collector, connoisseur, curmudgeon, douanier, dunner, exciseman, farmer, gatherer, glutton, hog, magpie, muckworm, niggard, pack rat,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • niggard — Synonyms and related words: Silas Marner, cheapskate, cheeseparing, churl, close, curmudgeon, grudging, mean, mingy, miser, miserly, muckworm, niggardly, penny pincher, penny pinching, penurious, pinchfist, pinchgut, pinchpenny, save all, scrooge …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pinchpenny — n. See pinchfist …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • churl — n 1. rustic, peasant, provincial, country cousin, countryman, hobnail; farmer, plowman, plow boy, chuff, swain, gaffer, kern, son or tiller of the soil, (in Egypt) fellah, (in Russia) muszhik or moujik, (in Spanish America and Southwestern U.S.)… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • miser — [n] person who hoards money, possessions cheapskate*, churl, harpy*, hoarder, moneygrubber*, penny pincher*, pinchfist*, pinchpenny*, Scrooge*, stiff*, tightwad*; concepts 348,412,423 Ant. spender, spendthrift, waster, wastrel …   New thesaurus

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