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pinchpenny

[ pinch-pen-ee ]
/ ˈpɪntʃˌpɛn i /
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noun, plural pinch·pen·nies.

a stingy person; miser.

adjective

stingy; miserly.

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Origin of pinchpenny

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English pynchepeny; see origin at pinch,penny
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British Dictionary definitions for pinchpenny

pinchpenny
/ (ˈpɪntʃˌpɛnɪ) /

adjective

niggardly; miserly

noun plural -nies

a miserly person; niggard
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