Definition of stingy
- stingy with the salt
- stingy employee benefits
- stingy portions of meat
The company was too stingy to raise salaries.
until his redemption, Ebenezer Scrooge is the classic example of a very stingy, heartless miser
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First Known Use: 1659See Words from the same year
: not liking or wanting to give or spend money : not generous
: small in size or amount
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