Origin of tightwadtight + wad
The definition of a tightwad is slang for a cheapskate or a miser.
A person who counts every single penny and who never buys gifts, treats others to anything or buys anything nice for himself is an example of a tightwad.
- There are a number of recipes for frugal cooking, as well as suggestions for dealing with picky teens who insist on designer clothes and spouses who are less than supportive of your tightwad ambitions.
- If you're interested in living a more frugal lifestyle, The Complete Tightwad Gazette is a must-have addition to your personal library.
- Since it was originally published as a monthly newsletter, The Complete Tightwad Gazette covers an eclectic array of topics.