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penny pincher

noun
1.
a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.
Origin of penny pincher
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
Related forms
penny-pinching, noun, adjective
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penny-pinching

adjective
1.
(informal) excessively careful with money
Derived Forms
penny-pincher, noun
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