- meanly economical; parsimonious.
- something of little or no value.
- niggardly economy.
Origin of cheeseparing
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Examples from the Web for cheeseparing
The old bourgeoisie still retained the careful habits of the days of Louis Philippe, and made fortunes by cheeseparing.Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris
She didn't believe in pinching and cheeseparing, and didn't want the thing rounded off in any of those circular frames.Fragments of an Autobiography
The gains of the Company were enormous, so enormous as in no way to justify the cheeseparing that was had recourse to at Bombay.Cornish Characters
- penny-pinching; stingy
- a paring of cheese rind
- anything similarly worthless
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