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Related to pincher: penny pincher


1. One that pinches.
2. Variant of pincer.


someone who pinches


(ˈpɪn tʃər)

1. one that pinches.
2. pinchers, (usu. with a pl. v.) pincers.
[1400–50; late Middle English pynchar niggard]
References in classic literature ?
The pincher," was his thought; "too miserly to burn two cents' worth of gas and save his boarders' necks.
I'll show I ain't a pincher," Nishikanta announced one day, after having broiled at the mast-head for five hours of sea-searching.
I got this box at old Dives's sale," Pincher says, handing it round, "one of Louis XV's mistresses-- pretty thing, is it not?
Tax specialist Richard Pincher believes some parent companies could find it cheaper and simpler to close lossmaking subsidiaries, rather than sell them on - accelerating the speed at which unemployment levels rise.
TAMWORTH MP Christopher Pincher is throwing his weight behind a boxing club which is working to turn troubled teens lives around.
Full-back Pincher touched down as Birmingham started the second period brightly but Teesside hit back with three more tries before Pincher scored his second try.
While an admitted penny pincher in running his business, Helmsley was generous to charity.
TAMWORTH MP Christopher Pincher has backed the Chancellor's move to scrap a planned rise in fuel duty.
Andy Pincher scored the Bulldogs' 35th-minute try as they trailed 38-4 at the interval but their only second-half score came from Paul Worthington's drop goal.
Their roles are defined mainly by equal-opportunity foibles - Kramer is a penny pincher who'll do anything for a buck, while Garner can't resist a tryst with any female who's willing.
MIDLAND MP Christopher Pincher is calling for speedy compensation over the pounds 2 million Gary Hexley fiasco after investors were warned of sixmonth delays.
Mr Richard Pincher has joined WRAGGE & CO as an associate in the tax team after working as senior tax manager for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Edinburgh.