Definition of Penny pincher

1. Noun. Someone who is excessively careful with money (who pinches every penny before letting go of it).

Generic synonyms: Hoarder

Definition of Penny pincher

1. Noun. (idiomatic) One who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penny Pincher

penny ante
penny ante poker
penny arcade
penny arcades
penny bank
penny chew
penny chews
penny dreadful
penny dreadfuls
penny for them
penny for your thoughts
penny in the fusebox
penny pincher (current term)
penny pinchers
penny stock
penny stocks
penny whistle
penny whistles
penny wise and pound foolish
pennyroyal oil

Literary usage of Penny pincher

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Town: A Sociological Study by James Mickel Williams (1906)
"... or was habitually trying, in "small ways," to get the best of his neighbors, was condemned as a "penny-pincher," or as "grinding the face of the poor. ..."

2. Bunker Bean by Harry Leon Wilson (1913)
"... of a distinguished-looking Spaniard. He was surprised at the price, but he bit the tip off violently and began to mouth it. "I'm no penny-pincher ..."

3. Financial Champion Or Fiscal Fool by Pelley & Associates, Inc., Dr. S. Wynan Pelley (2006)
"It is either fear or greed which creates a penny- pincher. Both reveal the pessimistic idea a person will never have enough money. ..."

4. A Little Bit Over a Long Period of Time by Phillip Crone (2006)
"John, my former partner, was a real penny-pincher, which is a good thing, to a degree. These days I'm known as a very frugal person myself, ..."

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