Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A miser.

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  • noun One who is stingy or overly cautious or defensive with money (usually mildly derisive).

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  • noun a miserly person

Etymologies

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From tight + wad. Unrelated to -wad.

Examples

  • When I first asked myself this question, I realized that I wanted others to see me as generous, although I had been quite frugal, even to the point of being called a tightwad, during most of my financial past.

    Brent Kessel: It's Not About The Money

  • On today's show we've got Jay Shaff - gay photographer and long term tightwad here to share with us his quick and easy tips on saving money and surviving the downt [

    Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show

  • On today's show we've got Jay Shaff - gay photographer and long term tightwad here to share with us his quic [

    Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show

  • On today's show we've got Jay Shaff - gay photographer and long term tightwad here to share with us his quick and easy tips on saving money and surviving the downt [

    Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show

  • On today's show we've got Jay Shaff - gay photographer and long term tightwad here to share with us his quick and easy tips on saving money and surviving the downt [

    Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show

  • On today's show we've got Jay Shaff - gay photographer and long term tightwad here to share with us his quick and easy tips on saving money and surviving the downt [

    Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show

  • One of the drawbacks of reading some item in the Daily, or the Sunday Times, is that due to the fact I am a founder member of the 'tightwad' clan, and will not pay for access past the 'Paywall' if it were the last source of news on the Planet.

    A Tangled Web

  • He even muses about incorporating the 'tightwad' theme into his business a bit more.

    Entrepreneur.com: Latest Articles

  • So here's to hoping his replacement in 2012 has a little more realistic definition of the word "tightwad."

    Man of the Middle?

  • Unfortunately for Republicans, that kind of tightwad economics rightly died in the Keynesian revolution over 70 years ago.

    Ian Fletcher: Why the Budget Is the Wrong Thing to Fight About

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