from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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  • "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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