Definition of tightfisted
: reluctant to part with money
tightfistednessplay \-nəs\ noun
Examples of tightfisted in a Sentence
The company's tightfisted owner won't raise the workers' salaries.
the company is pretty tightfisted when it comes to bonuses
Recent Examples of tightfisted from the Web
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TIGHTFISTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tightfisted for English Language Learners
: not wanting to give or spend money : stingy or cheap
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