close·​fist·​ed ˈklōs-ˌfi-stəd How to pronounce closefisted (audio)

Examples of closefisted in a Sentence

closefisted administrators objecting to legitimate office expenses

Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of closefisted was in 1608

Dictionary Entries Near closefisted

Cite this Entry

“Closefisted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


close·​fist·​ed ˈklōs-ˈfis-təd How to pronounce closefisted (audio)
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!