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tightwad

[tahyt-wod] /ˈtaɪtˌwɒd/
noun, Informal.
1.
a close-fisted or stingy person.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; tight + wad1
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British Dictionary definitions for tightwad

tightwad

/ˈtaɪtˌwɒd/
noun
1.
(slang, mainly US & Canadian) a stingy person; miser
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Word Origin and History for tightwad
n.

"parsimonious person," 1900, from tight in the sense of "close-fisted" (1805) + wad (n.). The notions of stringency and avarice also combine in Modern Greek sphiktos "greedy," literally "tight."

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Slang definitions & phrases for tightwad

tightwad

adjective

: Don't be so tightwad with that hootch

noun

A parsimonious person; a stingy person; a miser: the ''tightwads'' who have saved money (1900+)

[fr the forbidding tightness of his wad of money]


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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