pinchpenny

adjective

pinch·​pen·​ny ˈpinch-ˌpe-nē How to pronounce pinchpenny (audio)

Examples of pinchpenny in a Sentence

her pinchpenny parents aren't likely to loan her the money she needs for the down payment

Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinchpenny was in 1582

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Cite this Entry

“Pinchpenny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinchpenny. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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