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skinflint

[ skin-flint ]SEE DEFINITION OF skinflint

Synonyms for skinflint

  • Scrooge
  • hoarder
  • miser
  • moneygrubber
  • tightwad
  • penny-pincher
  • pinchfist
  • pinchpenny
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He's just as much a born bully as he is a cheat and a skinflint.

“I always reckoned you was a skinflint,” yelled one of the party.

I call it getting a bit on account by forcing the hand of a skinflint.

Skinflint, an old and popular simile for a close-fisted, stingy person.

So all in all, Skinflint Sam can make trouble for the folk that make trouble for him.

When Skinflint Sam says that the price of flour is up—well, then, it is up; and that's all there is about it.

And then he told me what I have told you—all about Skinflint Sam and his dealings with him.

Mr. Sackett was characterized as a skinflint of the worst kind.

But Skinflint is an invaluable fellow to lead a forlorn-hope.

I was afraid my mother might suffer in consequence, with such a skinflint.

WORD ORIGIN

"miser, one who makes use of contemptible economy to keep money," 1700, slang; literally "kind of person who would skin a flint to save or gain something," from skin (v.) + flint. Flay-flint in same sense is from 1670s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SKINFLINT

cheapskate

nounmiser
  • Scrooge
  • penny pincher
  • piker
  • skinflint
  • tightwad
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