closefisted

[klohs-fis-tid]

adjective

stingy; miserly; tight.

Nearby words

  1. closed-end investment company,
  2. closed-loop,
  3. closed-minded,
  4. closed-stack,
  5. closedown,
  6. closely,
  7. closemouthed,
  8. closeness,
  9. closeout,
  10. closer

Origin of closefisted

First recorded in 1565–75; close + fist1 + -ed3

Related formsclose·fist·ed·ly, adverbclose·fist·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for close-fisted

close-fisted

adjective

very careful with money; mean
Derived Formsclose-fistedness, noun

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