- stingy; miserly; tight.
Origin of closefisted
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niggardly, penurious, tight-fisted.
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Examples from the Web for close-fisted
Close-fisted, at Father O'Hara's instance he could open his hand.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
If I get mean and close-fisted, you mustn't be240 surprised.Five Hundred Dollars
Av you're too close-fisted to buy a sate yersilf, Oi'll pay for it!Frank Merriwell's Son
Burt L. Standish
Skinflint, an old and popular simile for a close-fisted, stingy person.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
He was a close-fisted Norman anxious to marry off his daughters—Emma had a sister.Egoists
- very careful with money; mean
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