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penny pincher

a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.
Origin of penny pincher
First recorded in 1920-25
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penny-pinching, noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "I'm no penny-pincher," he muttered, thinking of the cigar's cost.

    Bunker Bean

    Harry Leon Wilson
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A stingy person; miser; tightwad (1934+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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penny pincher

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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