Definition of tightwad in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪtwɒd


North American informal
  • A mean or miserly person: he is a notorious tightwad
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    • Sullivan, a notorious tightwad, got permission to use the character for free and it became the team's logo, appearing on everything from stationery to stock certificates.
    • I am a notorious tightwad and I will avoid paying for a haircut for as long as possible.
    • I would say that parents in our position should not be made out to be tightwads and cheapskates.

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