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hard-fisted

or hard·fist·ed

[ hahrd-fis-tid ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈfɪs tɪd /
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adjective
stingy; miserly; closefisted.
tough-minded; ruthless: hard-fisted revolutionists.
having hard or strong hands, as a laborer.
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Origin of hard-fisted

First recorded in 1650–60

OTHER WORDS FROM hard-fisted

hard-fist·ed·ness, hard·fist·ed·ness, noun
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