noun tight·wad \ˈtīt-ˌwäd\

: a person who does not like to spend or give money

Full Definition of TIGHTWAD

:  a close or miserly person

Examples of TIGHTWAD

  1. Her husband's such a tightwad that he never wants to go out to dinner.
  2. <you're always such a tightwad when charity comes calling>

First Known Use of TIGHTWAD



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