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

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First Known Use of tightfisted

1844


TIGHTFISTED Defined for English Language Learners

tightfisted

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Definition of tightfisted for English Language Learners

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



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