noun, plural pinch·pen·nies.

a miser or niggard.


stingy; miserly; niggardly.

Origin of pinchpenny

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at pinch, penny Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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niggardly; miserly

noun plural -nies

a miserly person; niggard
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