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tight·wad

 (tīt′wŏd′)
n. Slang
A miser.

tightwad

(ˈtaɪtˌwɒd)
n
slang chiefly US and Canadian a stingy person; miser

tight•wad

(ˈtaɪtˌwɒd)

n.
a stingy person.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tightwad - a miserly person
miser - a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)

tightwad

noun
Slang. A stingy person:
Informal: penny pincher.
Slang: cheapskate, stiff.
Translations

tightwad

[ˈtaɪtwɒd] N (US) → cicatero/a m/f, agarrado/a m/f

tightwad

n (US) → Geizhals m, → Geizkragen m (inf)

tightwad

[ˈtaɪtˌwɒd] n (Am) (fam, pej) → tirchione/a
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It's not notably spacious and if you're a tightwad, you're not going to find it particularly cheap.
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IF notorious Dickensian tightwad Ebenezer Scrooge were suddenly parachuted into the 21st Century then he would need a set of wheels _ and there''s a good chance that the Honda Civic 1.
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Given Romney's background as a business owner who has managed to work the finer points of tax legislation to minimise his financial dealings, and the reputation of Ryan as a fiscal tightwad opposed to government spending, the ticket will appeal to the core supporters of the party.
Unfortunately, we did not have a pen to put the ducks in so the Tightwad (me) had to get busy and try to make some sort of enclosure for them or be doomed to stepping in duck byproduct on a regular basis.
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Deeming what's necessary, avoiding being a total tightwad, and more, "Squeezing Every Dime Out of Every Dollar" is insightful and useful reading, well worth the investment.
I don't buy new books, partly because I'm an exceptional tightwad, but also because you can't beat an hour or so rifling through the shelves in a second-hand book shop, panning for nuggets among the almost unending dross.
Amy Dacyczyn's book The Complete Tightwad Gazette, a rich compendium of tips and advice from her monthly newsletter, The Tightwad Gazette, was reported to be the most stolen title in the state of Maine's public library system last year.
I absolutely believe he's a tightwad, that he has black moods and yes, I even believe he slapped (not punched) his wife.