Definition of Skinflint

1. Noun. A selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend.

Exact synonyms: Churl, Niggard, Scrooge
Generic synonyms: Hoarder
Specialized synonyms: Pinchgut
Derivative terms: Niggardly



Definition of Skinflint

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

Definition of Skinflint

1. Noun. one who is excessively stingy or cautious with money; a tightwad; a miser ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skinflint

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Skinflint

1. A penurious person; a miser; a niggard. Origin: Skin + flint. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skinflint

skin tumor
skin up
skin worm
skin worms
skin writing
skinbound
skinbound disease
skincare
skincares
skinch
skinched
skinches
skinching
skinflicks
skinflint (current term)
skinflints
skinfold
skinfold thickness
skinfolds
skinfood
skinfoods
skinful
skinfuls
skinhead
skinheadism
skinheads
skink
skinked
skinker

Literary usage of Skinflint

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1. A Present to Youths & Young Men ...: Printed for Private Circulation, and by Edmund] [Shorthouse (1908)
"Even the boys would cry out, " There goes old skinflint." But the old man bore all this insult with gentleness and patience. ..."

2. The Art of Poetry: The Poetical Treatises of Horace, Vida, and Boileau by Marco Girolamo Vida, Albert Stanburrough Cook, Horace, Nicolas Boileau Despréaux (1892)
"Wealthy skinflint is not much; No, I never will be such. Every day his house he'd close, And within himself would mew; Then he'd tightly close the flue. ..."

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