tightwad


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tight·wad

 (tīt′wŏd′)
n. Slang
A miser.
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tightwad

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

(ˈtaɪtˌwɒd)

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

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

tightwad

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

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

[ˈtaɪtˌwɒd] n (Am) (fam, pej) → tirchione/a
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