skinflint


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skin·flint

 (skĭn′flĭnt′)
n.
One who is very reluctant to spend money; a miser.

skinflint

(ˈskɪnˌflɪnt)
n
an ungenerous or niggardly person; miser
[C18: referring to a person so avaricious that he would skin (swindle) a flint]
ˈskinˌflinty adj

skin•flint

(ˈskɪnˌflɪnt)

n.
a mean, stingy person; miser; niggard.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skinflint - a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spendskinflint - a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
hoarder - a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
pinchgut - a niggardly person who starves himself (and others)

skinflint

noun
A stingy person:
Informal: penny pincher.
Translations
Entenklemmer

skinflint

[ˈskɪnflɪnt] Ntacaño/a m/f, roñoso/a m/f

skinflint

[ˈskɪnflɪnt] ngrippe-sou mskin graft ngreffe f de peau

skinflint

[ˈskɪnˌflɪnt] ntaccagno/a, spilorcio/a
References in classic literature ?
But with a variation--I will not ask for the money and ruin myself; I will ROB the old skinflint.
He had earned for himself the reputation of an awful skinflint, of a miser in the matter of living.
from which it might be inferred that she would have found the country-side somewhat duller if the Rector's lady had been less free-spoken and less of a skinflint.
Charley," said I, "you are a wicked old fraud, a miserly skinflint, a miserable land crab.
Glegg himself was stingy in the most amiable manner; his neighbors called him "near," which always means that the person in question is a lovable skinflint.
So long as we refuse to allow ourselves, even in the watches of the night, to avow any contrary desires, we may be bullies at home, shady in the City, skinflints in paying wages and profiteers in dealing with the public; yet, if only conscious motives are to count in moral valuation, we shall remain model characters.
Responsibility rests with skinflint agencies, who treat carers with contempt, councils and a government which needs to start caring properly.
And knowing that Lucy's dad Ian is a notorious skinflint, you can't help but wonder whether he has negotiated a special discount.
Anderson hailed Mackay's influence but reckons he gets off lightly for being a skinflint.
SKINFLINT bosses at TOWIE refused to let stars drink a bottle of champagne to celebrate an engagement.
Stephen Harper is excellent as Ebenezer Scrooge, the old skinflint who receives a visit from the ghost of Jacob Marley and the other spirits.
But hospital union spokesman Kevin Young said: "It is a bit of a skinflint approach.