tightwad

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noun tight·wad \ˈtīt-ˌwäd\

Definition of tightwad

  1. :  a close or miserly person

Examples of tightwad in a sentence

  1. Her husband's such a tightwad that he never wants to go out to dinner.

  2. <you're always such a tightwad when charity comes calling>

1906

First Known Use of tightwad

1906


TIGHTWAD Defined for English Language Learners

tightwad

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noun tight·wad \ˈtīt-ˌwäd\

Definition of tightwad for English Language Learners

  • : a person who does not like to spend or give money


TIGHTWAD Defined for Kids

tightwad

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noun tight·wad \ˈtīt-ˌwäd\

Definition of tightwad for Students

  1. :  a stingy person



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