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cheeseparing

[ cheez-pair-ing ]

adjective

  1. meanly economical; parsimonious; stingy


noun

  1. something of little or no value.
  2. miserly economizing; stinginess; miserliness.

cheeseparing

/ ˈtʃiːzˌpɛərɪŋ /

adjective

  1. penny-pinching; stingy


noun

    1. a paring of cheese rind
    2. anything similarly worthless
  1. stinginess

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Other Words From

  • cheeseparer noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cheeseparing1

First recorded in 1590–1600; cheese 1 + paring

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Example Sentences

The gains of the Company were enormous, so enormous as in no way to justify the cheeseparing that was had recourse to at Bombay.

She didn't believe in pinching and cheeseparing, and didn't want the thing rounded off in any of those circular frames.

The old bourgeoisie still retained the careful habits of the days of Louis Philippe, and made fortunes by cheeseparing.

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