Examples from the Web for skinflint
The next night I was at Poughkeepsie, where the landlord was a low-Dutchman and a skinflint too.The Little Red Foot|Robert W. Chambers
So all in all, Skinflint Sam can make trouble for the folk that make trouble for him.
A close-fisted, tight-lipped Mormon—a skinflint if I ever saw one!The Rainbow Trail|Zane Grey
Skinflint Sam bowled along, paddle-punt fisherman to Ragged Run merchant.
Vuillet is a skinflint, but the triumph ought to be complete: invite him as well as the small fry.The Fortune of the Rougons|Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for skinflint
Word Origin for skinflint
Word Origin and History for skinflint
"miser, one who makes use of contemptible economy to keep money," 1700, slang; literally "kind of person who would skin a flint to save or gain something," from skin (v.) + flint. Flay-flint in same sense is from 1670s.