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Related to skinflint: miserliness
One who is very reluctant to spend money; a miser.
[From the earlier expression to skin a flint, to go extreme lengths to obtain an often paltry reward or advantage, from the time-consuming process of removing the cortex from a flint nodule before knapping off flakes from the core for use as gunflints or other tools (since flint nodules found in beds of limestone and chalk typically have a whitish outer cortex of various minerals that was often removed before knapping).]
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an ungenerous or niggardly person; miser
[C18: referring to a person so avaricious that he would skin (swindle) a flint]
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a mean, stingy person; miser; niggard.
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|Noun||1.||skinflint - 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)
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skinflint[ˈskɪnflɪnt] N → tacaño/a m/f, roñoso/a m/f
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skinflint[ˈskɪnˌflɪnt] n → taccagno/a, spilorcio/a
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