- a close-fisted or stingy person.
Origin of tightwad
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Examples from the Web for tightwad
You never gave two dollars to anyone in your life, you tightwad!
I asked him for a drink, and he couldnt see it, the tightwad!Cursed
George Allan England
Nor have you ever found a real Muscular who was a "tightwad."How to Analyze People on Sight
Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Think I'm so unreliable and tightwad that you've got to tie me down with a contract?Main Street
You dont have to give anything, but they expect it, you know, and they think youre a tightwad if you dont come across.
- slang, mainly US and Canadian a stingy person; miser
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Word Origin and History for tightwad
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