Tightwad Definition

tītwŏd
tightwads
noun
tightwads
A miser.
American Heritage
A stingy person.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary

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

That tightwad would walk ten miles to save a few cents on gas.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Tightwad

Noun

Singular:
tightwad
Plural:
tightwads

Origin of Tightwad

  • From tight + wad. Unrelated to -wad.

    From Wiktionary

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