- a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.
Origin of penny pincher
First recorded in 1920–25
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Related Words for penny-pincherstiff, tightwad, harpy, Scrooge, churl, cheapskate, hoarder, moneygrubber, misanthropist, meanie, misanthrope, miser, niggard, skinflint, penny-pincher, pinchpenny
Examples from the Web for penny-pincher
Historical Examples of penny-pincher
"I'm no penny-pincher," he muttered, thinking of the cigar's cost.Bunker Bean
Harry Leon Wilson
see pinch pennies.
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