skinflint


skin·flint

noun \ˈskin-ˌflint\

: a person who hates to spend money

Full Definition of SKINFLINT

:  a person who would save, gain, or extort money by any means :  miser

Examples of SKINFLINT

  1. She is a penny-pinching skinflint.
  2. <the team's owner is a skinflint whose penny-pinching ways keeps the team from acquiring any real talent>

First Known Use of SKINFLINT

circa 1700

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