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closefisted

[klohs-fis-tid] /ˈkloʊsˈfɪs tɪd/
adjective
1.
stingy; miserly; tight.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; close + fist1 + -ed3
Related forms
closefistedly, adverb
closefistedness, noun
Synonyms
niggardly, penurious, tight-fisted.
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British Dictionary definitions for close-fisted

close-fisted

/ˌkləʊsˈfɪstɪd/
adjective
1.
very careful with money; mean
Derived Forms
close-fistedness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for close-fisted

close-fisted

adjective

Unwilling to give; niggardly; stingy; close (1608+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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