Definition of miser
: a mean grasping person a miser cackling over unexpected treasure — R. T. Peterson; especially : one who is extremely stingy with money a miser who inherited a fortune but lives in a shanty
Examples of miser in a Sentence
the miser liked to sit and play with his money
Recent Examples of miser from the Web
The Giulia missed its mark by 1 mpg, but the surprising winner here is the BMW 330i, which burned fuel at the same rate as our long-term Honda Civic, a notorious fuel miser.
The deceased was reportedly a bullying miser and blackmailer, and many had motive and opportunity to do him in.
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Sam Gregory reprises his role as the play’s curmudgeonly miser.
Becky thought of herself as one of those folktale misers, never letting a person slip out of her life.
Some men get money as misers; some men accumulate it with a real desire to do good with it.
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Origin and Etymology of miser
Latin miser miserable
First Known Use: circa 1560See Words from the same year
MISER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of miser for English Language Learners
: a person who hates to spend money : a very stingy person
MISER Defined for Kids
Definition of miser for Students
: a stingy person who lives poorly in order to store away money
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