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cheeseparing

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noun cheese·par·ing \-ˌper-iŋ\

Definition of cheeseparing

  1. 1 :  something worthless or insignificant

  2. 2 :  miserly economizing

cheeseparing adjective


Examples of cheeseparing

  1. <Ebenezer Scrooge is portrayed as a taskmaster so dedicated to cheeseparing that he would prefer that his employees freeze to death rather than splurge on heat.>



1597

First Known Use of cheeseparing

1597


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