Definition of skinflint
: a person who would save, gain, or extort money by any means : miser
Examples of skinflint in a Sentence
She is a penny-pinching skinflint.
the team's owner is a skinflint whose penny-pinching ways keeps the team from acquiring any real talent
Recent Examples of skinflint from the Web
Brown’s entertaining rhetoric itself made him sound, as usual, like a skinflint, a penny-pinching scold.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Walk the balance beam between being a skinflint and being overly generous.
The fact is that among recent administrations, at least, Democratic presidents have been the relative skinflints.
Even the old skinflint Arsenal enjoyed the most lavish transfer window in its history.
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First Known Use of skinflint
SKINFLINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skinflint for English Language Learners
: a person who hates to spend money
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