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[pin-cher] /ˈpɪn tʃər/
a person or thing that pinches.
pinchers, (usually used with a plural verb) pincers.
Origin of pincher
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English pynchar niggard. See pinch, -er2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mrs. pincher was at the door of the clergy-house, crying openly and wiping her eyes.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • A young soldier (it was Charlie Wilkes) came upon pincher the pawnbroker.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • He had insulted the name of the Father, and pincher, the pawnbroker, had knocked him down.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Then the police had come and pincher had been taken off to the police station.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Mrs. pincher was with the Father, and the poor dog was dead.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Do you mean that if I could pay Mr. pincher I need not be arrested?

    The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • I say, pincher, the old beast must be laying it onto them horses, to make 'em go like that.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • This time pincher merely laid an ear back in token of sympathy.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • At these words pincher took a spurt and had to be held in, lest they should overtake the wagon.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
  • You wouldn't have me go down to posterity as Pelham the pincher, would you?

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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