skinflint

noun skin·flint \ ˈskin-ˌflint \
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

Definition of skinflint

: a person who would save, gain, or extort money by any means : miser

Examples of skinflint in a Sentence

  1. She is a penny-pinching skinflint.

  2. the team's owner is a skinflint whose penny-pinching ways keeps the team from acquiring any real talent

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First Known Use of skinflint

circa 1699

in the meaning defined above

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SKINFLINT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of skinflint for English Language Learners

  • : a person who hates to spend money



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