Definition of tightfisted in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌtītˈfistəd/


Not willing to spend or give much money; miserly.
Example sentences
  • You know how tight-fisted with money Jeremy is.
  • He muttered, ‘Give me my money, you tight-fisted jerk.’
  • Hopefully the tight-fisted owner will put that money back into the baseball team, as I believe there is a way for this team to contend soon.
cheap, miserly, parsimonious, niggardly, penny-pinching, cheeseparing, Scroogelike, close
informal stingy, mingy, tight, mean
formal penurious

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: tight·fist·ed

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words