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- n. A person or thing that pinches, as in squeezing; e.g. a miser or penny pincher.
- n. A person or thing that pinches, as in stealing; e.g. a thief or kleptomaniac.
- n. Common misspelling of pincer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, pinches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which pinches.
- n. A niggard; a miser.
- n. Among quarrymen, etc., a person using a pinch, in contradistinction to those moving stones, etc., otherwise.
- n. Same as pinchem.
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There is no evidence that they transmit disease or otherwise harm humans or other animals, despite their nickname pincher bug.
But a book which lies about downstairs is the legitimate prey of every book "pincher" who strays across your threshold.
One temporary "pincher" was junior and second-year ag student Curtis Tenbrook.
Then again, I'm a "pincher" and tend to hold a pen a little tighter than I should.
Durring a recession, the govt should be the last group to play penny pincher with finances since the govts money is actually the people's money
Judge ignores legislation, gives bum pincher light sentence
"The pincher," was his thought; "too miserly to burn two cents 'worth of gas and save his boarders' necks."
Oh, I ain't a pincher, an 'I know you like dancin'.
"I'll show I ain't a pincher," Nishikanta announced one day, after having broiled at the mast-head for five hours of sea-searching.
"I'm goin 'to turn pincher, now," he announced, after quite an interval of meditation.
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