tightwad
noun Date: 1906 a close or miserly person

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  • Tightwad — Tightwad, MO U.S. village in Missouri Population (2000): 63 Housing Units (2000): 33 Land area (2000): 1.000207 sq. miles (2.590525 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007169 sq. miles (0.018567 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.007376 sq. miles (2.609092 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • tightwad — (n.) parsimonious person, 1900, from TIGHT (Cf. tight) in the sense of close fisted (1805) + WAD (Cf. wad) (n.). The notions of stringency and avarice also combine in Mod.Gk. sphiktos greedy, lit. tight …   Etymology dictionary

  • tightwad — [n] miser cheapskate*, churl, hoarder, moneygrubber*, penny pincher*, pinchfist*, pinchpenny*, Scrooge*, skinflint, stiff; concepts 348,412,423 …   New thesaurus

  • tightwad — ► NOUN informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ a miserly person …   English terms dictionary

  • tightwad — ☆ tightwad [tīt′wäd΄ ] n. [ TIGHT + WAD1] Slang a stingy person; miser …   English World dictionary

  • tightwad — UK [ˈtaɪtˌwɒd] / US [ˈtaɪtˌwɑd] noun [countable] Word forms tightwad : singular tightwad plural tightwads mainly American informal, showing disapproval someone who always tries to avoid spending money …   English dictionary

  • tightwad — {n. phr.} A stingy person. * /My father is such a tightwad that he won t give me an allowance./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tightwad — {n. phr.} A stingy person. * /My father is such a tightwad that he won t give me an allowance./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tightwad — noun One who is stingy or overly cautious or defensive with money (usually mildly derisive). That tightwad would walk ten miles to save a few cents on gas. Syn: frugal, miser, skinflint …   Wiktionary

  • tightwad — n. phr. A stingy person. My father is such a tightwad that he won t give me an allowance …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tightwad — noun (C) informal especially AmE someone who hates to spend or give money: My allowance is very small Dad s a real tightwad …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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