from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A miser.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who is stingy or overly cautious or defensive with money (usually mildly derisive).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a miserly person


From tight + wad. Unrelated to -wad. (Wiktionary)


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