from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is very reluctant to spend money; a miser.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one who is excessively stingy or cautious with money; a tightwad; a miser

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A penurious person; a miser; a niggard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes use of contemptible means to get or save money; a mean, niggardly, or avaricious person; a miser.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend


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