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[pin-cher] /ˈpɪn tʃər/
a person or thing that pinches.
pinchers, (usually used with a plural verb) pincers.
Origin of pincher
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English pynchar niggard. See pinch, -er2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But, at any rate, the news of pincher's windfall was blurted far and wide, and his reputation rose accordingly.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • Mrs. pincher was at the door of the clergy-house, crying openly and wiping her eyes.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • And dog-tired reminds me that we hadn't found pincher, in spite of all our trouble.

    New Treasure Seekers E. (Edith) Nesbit
  • He had insulted the name of the Father, and pincher, the pawnbroker, had knocked him down.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • pincher had certainly told him they would be off within the hour.

    The Children of the Valley Harriet Prescott Spofford
  • Then the police had come and pincher had been taken off to the police station.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • He was no longer a mere excrescence on the face of the earth—a poor, puny pincher who was everybody's whipping-boy.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • Do you mean that if I could pay Mr. pincher I need not be arrested?

    The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • Moreover, he was no longer the meek and timid pincher who had joined the ship a few months before.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • This time pincher merely laid an ear back in token of sympathy.

    Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller
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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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