from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A miserly person.

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

  • 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

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol V No 1


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