a person who lives in wretched circumstances in order to save and hoard money.
a stingy, avaricious person.
Obsolete. a wretched or unhappy person.
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How to use miser in a sentence
M was a miser, and hoarded up gold; N was a Nobleman, gallant and bold.
A noted miser boasted that he had lost five shillings without uttering a single complaint.
A spendthrift rallying a miser, among other things, said, "I'll warrant these buttons on your coat were your great-grandfather's."
A miser having heard of another still more parsimonious than himself, waited on him to gain instruction.
She shall see what it will cost her, the old miser; and you know I have always been most amiable with her.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for miser (1 of 2)
a person who hoards money or possessions, often living miserably
British Dictionary definitions for miser (2 of 2)
civil engineering a large hand-operated auger used for loose soils
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