from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A miserly person.
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- noun a niggardly person who starves himself (and others)
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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