Tightwad meaning

tītwŏd
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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.

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A miser.
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A stingy person.
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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.

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Origin of tightwad

  • From tight + wad. Unrelated to -wad.

    From Wiktionary