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  • n. A miser.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A closefisted person; a miser.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A niggard; a miser.


pinch +‎ fist (Wiktionary)


  • If one bends over backwards to avoid such epithets as spend -, slip - or slidethrift, spillgood, or scattergood, one incurs hostile mutters of sparethrift or sparegood, scrapepelf or scrape-good, pinchfist or skinflint (also flay - or fleaflint), pinchgut

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