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penny pincher

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  1. a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.

Origin of penny pincher

First recorded in 1920–25
Related formspen·ny-pinch·ing, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for penny-pincher

Historical Examples

  • "I'm no penny-pincher," he muttered, thinking of the cigar's cost.

    Bunker Bean</p>

    Harry Leon Wilson

Idioms and Phrases with penny-pincher


see pinch pennies.

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