penny pincher

[ pen-ee pin-cher ]
/ ˈpɛn i ˌpɪn tʃər /

noun

a miserly or stingy person.

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Origin of penny pincher

First recorded in 1920–25; penny + pincher; see origin at pinch (in sense “to economize unduly”); cf. pinchpenny

OTHER WORDS FROM penny pincher

pen·ny-pinch·ing, noun, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with penny pincher

penny pincher

see pinch pennies.

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