penny pincher


a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.

Origin of penny pincher

First recorded in 1920–25

OTHER WORDS FROM penny pincher

pen·ny-pinch·ing, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for penny-pinching



informal excessively careful with money

Derived forms of penny-pinching

penny-pincher, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with penny-pinching

penny pincher

see pinch pennies.

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