adjective Date: 1582 stingy, niggardly

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  • Pinchpenny — Pinch pen ny, n. A miserly person. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinchpenny — [pinch′pen΄ē] adj. extremely frugal or stingy n. PENNY PINCHER …   English World dictionary

  • pinchpenny — noun One who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money. Over the years, he developed a reputation as a pinchpenny who wouldnt spend money for anything …   Wiktionary

  • pinchpenny — /pinch pen ee/, n., pl. pinchpennies, adj. n. 1. a miser or niggard. adj. 2. stingy; miserly; niggardly. [1375 1425; late ME; see PINCH, PENNY] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinchpenny — n. miser, frugal person, economizer adj. miserly, stingy, frugal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pinchpenny — noun (plural pinchpennies) a miserly person …   English new terms dictionary

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

  • pinchpenny — pinch•pen•ny [[t]ˈpɪntʃˌpɛn i[/t]] n. pl. nies, adj. 1) a miser or niggard; penny pincher 2) stingy; miserly • Etymology: 1375–1425 …   From formal English to slang

  • pinchpenny — /ˈpɪntʃpɛni/ (say pinchpenee) noun (plural pinchpennies) 1. a very mean person. –adjective 2. miserly …   Australian English dictionary

  • pinchpenny — n. (pl. ies) (also attrib.) a miserly person …   Useful english dictionary

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