- a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.
Origin of penny pincher
First recorded in 1920–25
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Related Words for penny pinchermiser, Scrooge, skinflint, tightwad, cheapskate, moneygrubber, pinchpenny
see pinch pennies.
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