miser

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noun mi·ser \ˈmī-zər\

Definition of miser

  1. :  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

  1. <the miser liked to sit and play with his money>

Origin and Etymology of miser

Latin miser miserable


First Known Use: circa 1560


MISER Defined for English Language Learners

miser

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noun mi·ser \ˈmī-zər\

Definition of miser for English Language Learners

  • : a person who hates to spend money : a very stingy person


MISER Defined for Kids

miser

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noun mi·ser \ˈmī-zər\

Definition of miser for Students

  1. :  a stingy person who lives poorly in order to store away money



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