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tight-fisted

[tahyt-fis-tid]
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  1. parsimonious; stingy; tight.
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Origin of tight-fisted

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for tight-fisted

selfish, greedy, tight, rapacious, hungry, impatient, eager, close, penny-pinching, mercenary, niggard, saving, mean, narrow, skinflint, miserly, parsimonious, penurious, stingy, mingy

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Historical Examples of tight-fisted

  • Oh, but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge!

    Christmas-Tide

    Elizabeth Harrison

  • Unfortunately, he was tight-fisted, and the mother pleaded in vain.

    An Englishman in Paris

    Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam

  • Tight-fisted where the money is, sir, but—that's Scotch, you know.

  • For many years he has had an enviable record as a tight-fisted, hard-headed administrator of these important funds.

    The Great Gray Plague

    Raymond F. Jones

  • Folks say I'm tight-fisted—that I'm a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, clutching miser.

    A Christmas Carol

    C. Z. Barnett