pinchpenny

pinchpenny

[pinch-pen-ee]
noun, plural pinchpennies.
1.
a miser or niggard.
adjective
2.
stingy; miserly; niggardly.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see pinch, penny

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pinchpenny (ˈpɪntʃˌpɛnɪ)
 
adj
1.  niggardly; miserly
 
n , -nies
2.  a miserly person; niggard

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