Definition of pinchpenny in English:
noun (plural pinchpennies)[usually as modifier]
A miserly person: a pinchpenny watchdog of public spending
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- In Morocco, on a pinchpenny budget of $6 million, the film director recreated a Palestine of sere deserts and balding meadows.
- Adhering to pinchpenny rules laid down by his boss, pulp tycoon A.A. Wyn, he would pay $1200-1500 for a full novel, $500-750 for a shorter one that would be printed as half of an Ace Double.
- Any habitué of the modern musical, where so many shows look stripped-down, underpopulated, pinchpenny, will get a thrill simply to see 50 people on a Broadway stage.
Words that rhyme with pinchpennycatchpenny
Definition of pinchpenny in:
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