skinflint

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noun skin·flint \ˈskin-ˌflint\

Definition of skinflint

  1. :  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

Circa 1699

First Known Use of skinflint

circa 1699


SKINFLINT Defined for English Language Learners

skinflint

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noun skin·flint \ˈskin-ˌflint\

Definition of skinflint for English Language Learners

  • : a person who hates to spend money



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