A person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible: a typical miser, he hid his money in the house in various places
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- This looked and sounded like a Chancellor who was holding on to the Treasury windfalls like a miser hoarding his coins.
- He's also a terrible miser, hoarding gold in his attic while his poor young wife - who has agreed to the arrangement only to protect her woefully indebted father - wants for the smallest pat of butter.
- After a tension-filled pause, Benny, a notorious miser and tightwad, said, ‘I'm thinking, I'm thinking.’
penny-pincher, pinchpenny, niggard, cheese-parer, Scrooge;
hoarder, saver, collector, gatherer, accumulator, magpie, squirrel;
informal skinflint, meanie, money-grubber, cheapskate
North American informal tightwad
vulgar slang tight-arse
Late 15th century (as an adjective in the sense 'miserly'): from Latin, literally 'wretched'.
Words that rhyme with miseradviser, chastiser, coryza, despiser, deviser, divisor, Dreiser, Eliza, incisor, Kaiser, Liza, Mount Isa, provisor, reviser, riser, sizer, visor
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