closefisted

or close-fisted

[ klohs-fis-tid ]
/ ˈkloʊsˈfɪs tɪd /

adjective

stingy; miserly; tight.

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Origin of closefisted

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

OTHER WORDS FROM closefisted

close·fist·ed·ly, adverbclose·fist·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for closefisted

close-fisted
/ (ˌkləʊsˈfɪstɪd) /

adjective

very careful with money; mean

Derived forms of close-fisted

close-fistedness, noun
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