tightwad

noun tight·wad \ ˈtīt-ˌwäd \

Definition of tightwad

: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

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First Known Use of tightwad

1906


TIGHTWAD Defined for English Language Learners

tightwad

noun

Definition of tightwad for English Language Learners

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


TIGHTWAD Defined for Kids

tightwad

noun tight·wad \ ˈtīt-ˌwäd \

Definition of tightwad for Students

:a stingy person


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