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tightwad

[ tahyt-wod ]
/ ˈtaɪtˌwɒd /
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noun Informal.
a close-fisted or stingy person.
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Origin of tightwad

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; tight + wad1
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British Dictionary definitions for tightwad

tightwad
/ (ˈtaɪtˌwɒd) /

noun
slang, mainly US and Canadian a stingy person; miser
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