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pinchpenny

[pinch-pen-ee] /ˈpɪntʃˌpɛn i/
noun, plural pinchpennies.
1.
a miser or niggard.
adjective
2.
stingy; miserly; niggardly.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see pinch, penny
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British Dictionary definitions for pinchpenny

pinchpenny

/ˈpɪntʃˌpɛnɪ/
adjective
1.
niggardly; miserly
noun (pl) -nies
2.
a miserly person; niggard
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Slang definitions & phrases for pinchpenny

pinchpenny

adjective

: your pinchpenny budgets

noun

A miser; pinch-gut, tightwad (1412+)


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