from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Unwilling to give or spend money; penny-pinching.
- adj. Characterized by scarcity of money: a pinchpenny economy.
- n. A penny pincher.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A miserly person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A niggard.
How I would have loved to seen Cusack turn back on just one of these pinchpenny haints and say You want my soul?
Known as a shrewd pinchpenny, he was once caught stealing a fan out of the offices of Western Union, where he was a board member.
Alan Campbell for The Wall Street Journal Orient Golf founder T.K. Pen His 10-course Orient Golf chain also differs from the norm: While many of the courses springing up in recent years have been luxury layouts, Mr. Pen has taken a more pinchpenny approach, aiming to bring the game within reach of Chinese executives on the rise, not just those who already have arrived.
He had, Hornsby told me, a reputation as a pinchpenny.
Another reason can be a pinchpenny attitude on the part of municipal authorities toward sewage treatment.
Mrs. Gower was suspicious of her son; but she knew her brother for a pinchpenny, exacting the last drop of what he regarded as his own.
But I am glad I saw him, Whig and pinchpenny as he was.
The Fighter is another pinchpenny production it cost $25 million to
Made for a pinchpenny $1 million, Blue Valentine has earned $6 million in just over a month.
Despicable Me, riding on critical acclaim and the propensity for kids to keep coming back to their favorite animated features, passed the $200 million domestic mark on a pinchpenny $69 million budget.