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skinflint

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noun skin·flint \ˈskin-ˌflint\

Simple Definition of skinflint

  • : a person who hates to spend money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of skinflint

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

Examples of skinflint in a sentence

  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>



Circa 1700

First Known Use of skinflint

circa 1700



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