cheapskate

[cheep-skeyt] Informal.
noun
1.
a person who is stingy and miserly.
verb (used without object), cheapskated, cheapskating.
2.
to act in a stingy or miserly way.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism; cheap + skate3

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cheapskate (ˈtʃiːpˌskeɪt)
 
n
informal a miserly person

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Word Origin & History

cheapskate
"miserly person," 1896, from cheap (q.v.), second element perhaps from Amer.Eng. slang skate "worn-out horse" (1894), of uncertain origin.
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cheapskate definition

[ˈtʃipsket]
  1. n.
    a miserly person; a very cheap person. (See also piker.) : A 5 percent tip! What a cheapskate!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Being a cheapskate could get you in trouble with the law.
Even the cheapskate strategy of buying a paper-thin presence is being closed off.
For those who want to escape the curse of cheapskate roadside motels, this is the place.
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