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cheeseparing

[cheez-pair-ing] /ˈtʃizˌpɛər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
meanly economical; parsimonious.
noun
2.
something of little or no value.
3.
niggardly economy.
Origin of cheeseparing
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; cheese1 + paring
Related forms
cheeseparer, noun
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Examples from the Web for cheeseparing
Historical Examples
  • The old bourgeoisie still retained the careful habits of the days of Louis Philippe, and made fortunes by cheeseparing.

  • She didn't believe in pinching and cheeseparing, and didn't want the thing rounded off in any of those circular frames.

  • The gains of the Company were enormous, so enormous as in no way to justify the cheeseparing that was had recourse to at Bombay.

    Cornish Characters S. Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for cheeseparing

cheeseparing

/ˈtʃiːzˌpɛərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
penny-pinching; stingy
noun
2.
  1. a paring of cheese rind
  2. anything similarly worthless
3.
stinginess
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