Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Careful with small amounts of money or over small matters.

Etymologies

penny +‎ wise (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • The name of the evil clown in IT.

    I was thinking of the adj. (?? curse my lack of grammar nomenclature skillz) penny-wise.

    October 10, 2007