tightfisted

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adjective tight·fist·ed \ˈtīt-ˈfis-təd\

Definition of tightfisted

  1. :  reluctant to part with money

tightfistedness

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Examples of tightfisted in a sentence

  1. The company's tightfisted owner won't raise the workers' salaries.

  2. the company is pretty tightfisted when it comes to bonuses

1844

First Known Use of tightfisted

1844


TIGHTFISTED Defined for English Language Learners

tightfisted

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adjective tight·fist·ed \ˈtīt-ˈfis-təd\

Definition of tightfisted for English Language Learners

  • : not wanting to give or spend money : stingy or cheap



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