Simple Definition of tightfisted
: not wanting to give or spend money : stingy or cheap
Full Definition of tightfisted
: reluctant to part with money
tightfistednessplay \-nəs\ noun
Examples of tightfisted in a sentence
The company's tightfisted owner won't raise the workers' salaries.
<the company is pretty tightfisted when it comes to bonuses>
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