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tightwad

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a mean grasping person who is usually stingy with money
  • you're always such a tightwad when charity comes calling

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The first known use of tightwad was in 1906

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“Tightwad.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tightwad. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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