penny pincher


noun

a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.

Nearby words

  1. penny arcade,
  2. penny black,
  3. penny dreadful,
  4. penny for your thoughts, a,
  5. penny loafer,
  6. penny post,
  7. penny saved is a penny earned, a,
  8. penny shares,
  9. penny stock,
  10. penny whistle

Origin of penny pincher

First recorded in 1920–25

Related formspen·ny-pinch·ing, noun, adjective

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Idioms and Phrases with penny pincher

penny pincher

see pinch pennies.

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