- a mean, niggardly person; miser.
Origin of skinflint
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Related Words for skinflinttightwad, Scrooge, miser, hoarder, moneygrubber, penny-pincher, pinchpenny
Examples from the Web for skinflint
Historical Examples of skinflint
He's just as much a born bully as he is a cheat and a skinflint.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
“I always reckoned you was a skinflint,” yelled one of the party.Chasing an Iron Horse
I call it getting a bit on account by forcing the hand of a skinflint.The Scarlet Feather
Skinflint, an old and popular simile for a close-fisted, stingy person.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
When Skinflint Sam says that the price of flour is up—well, then, it is up; and that's all there is about it.Billy Topsail, M.D.
- an ungenerous or niggardly person; miser