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moneygrubber

[muhn-ee-gruhb-er] /ˈmʌn iˌgrʌb ər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person who is aggressively engaged in or preoccupied with making or saving money.
Origin of moneygrubber
1830-1840
1830-40; money + grubber
Related forms
moneygrubbing, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples
  • The Provençal was a rusé, an intrigant, and a money-grubber in his old age, and proved his plebeian ancestry.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • In Balzac are found the two contradictory traits of the money-grubber and the spendthrift.

    An Englishman in Paris

    Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Contemporary definitions for money-grubber
noun

a stingy person; also written money grubber

Examples

He refuses to go to anything but matinees because he is such a money grubber.

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