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penny pincher

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noun
  1. a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.
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Origin of penny pincher

First recorded in 1920–25
Related formspen·ny-pinch·ing, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for penny-pincher

Historical Examples

  • "I'm no penny-pincher," he muttered, thinking of the cigar's cost.

    Bunker Bean

    Harry Leon Wilson


Idioms and Phrases with penny-pincher

penny pincher

see pinch pennies.

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