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tightfisted

adjective tight·fist·ed \ˈtīt-ˈfis-təd\

: not wanting to give or spend money : stingy or cheap

Full Definition of TIGHTFISTED

:  reluctant to part with money
tight·fist·ed·ness \-nəs\ noun

Examples of TIGHTFISTED

  1. The company's tightfisted owner won't raise the workers' salaries.
  2. <the company is pretty tightfisted when it comes to bonuses>

First Known Use of TIGHTFISTED

1844

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