Pincher

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pincher One who, or that which, pinches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pincher One who or that which pinches.
    • n pincher A niggard; a miser.
    • n pincher Among quarrymen, etc., a person using a pinch, in contradistinction to those moving stones, etc., otherwise.
    • n pincher Same as pinchem.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Pincher one who, or that which, pinches
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Idioms

Penny pincher - A penny pincher is a mean person or who is very frugal.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. pincer; prob. Teut., cf. Dut. pitsen, to pinch.

Usage

In literature:

THE YOUNG DOCTOR AND PINCHER.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
It simply felt like being tied down by three strong men armed with pinchers.
"Behind the Beyond" by Stephen Leacock
I'll leave it to Pincher!
"Captain Horace" by Sophie May
A real pence-pincher, that one, though I shouldn't say it as he's dead.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
Better do that, by a long way, than be pulled to pieces with hot pinchers.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
It looked as though an iron hand had grasped it like a pair of pinchers.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
The two forward pairs had pinchers, seemingly used as hands; it scraped along on the other three pairs.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
But then came Miss Pincher, the manicure maid, to reside at Martin's boarding-house.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
The said pinchers are made to grip and loose the rope as required.
"The Truth About America" by Edward Money
Why didn't you make peace last week with Pincher Nobbs instead o' fightin' 'im?
"Adventures of Bindle" by Herbert George Jenkins
Isn't it so, Pincher?
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
However, the forts, and Pincher, and the girls crying, and having to be thumped on the back, passed the time very agreeably till dinner.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
He no come back to Pincher's Creek.
"Sergeant Silk the Prairie Scout" by Robert Leighton
Another road is now under construction northward from the international boundary through Pincher Creek, with Calgary as a northern terminus.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
You'll find the mate of the average tramp an accomplished pincher.
"From Chart House to Bush Hut" by Charles W. L. Bryde
They take holt ov things with their foot, and hang on like a pair ov pinchers.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
Pincher, the old sheep-dog, had been invited to the feast in the bower, but when it was ready he was busy elsewhere.
"In the Days of the Guild" by Louise Lamprey
Pincher's gripp't it noo!
"Wrestling and Wrestlers:" by Jacob Robinson
Sit you firm in the saddle, with your feet well out of the black pincher's way.
"Geoffery Gambado" by William Henry Bunbury
I expect you did pinch him all right, all right; you look like a pincher.
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
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In poetry:

Here's mi supper, an aw'll spare thee a part,--
Gently, pincher! Tak thi time. Here tha art;
That's thy share.
Are ta chooakin? Sarve thi reight! Tak thi time!
Why it's wasted, owt 'at's gien thee 'at's prime.
Aw declare.
"A Lucky Dog" by John Hartley
Knocks and footsteps round the house — whistles after dark —
You've no call for running out till the house-dogs bark.
Trusty's here, and Pincher's here, and see how dumb they lie —
They don't fret to follow when the Gentlemen go by!
"A Smuggler's Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Ford, a notorious penny pincher, had raised the ire of some councillors by not charging taxpayers a dime for office expenses in 2006, while others spent up to the limit of $53,100 a year.
Searching for Emma a female Doberman Pincher appx 3 years old who is lt gray and wearing a purple collar.
Council bans Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers and Doberman Pinchers.
Buzz Osborne of Melvins on how to him Beastie Boys were Warlock Pinchers for Dummies.
Pincher , 94, Altoona, died Wednesday evening at Van Zandt VA Medical Center after an extended illness.
He was born in Todd, son of the late Fred D and Nora J (Hampton) Pincher .
Pincher , 94, Altoona, died Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012, at Van Zandt VA Medical Center.
Face-biting suspect may just be cheek- pincher Police say childrens' injuries not consistent with being bitten.
Lost Miniture Pincher Female Click to enlarge.
Penny Pinchers Self Storage in Charlotte, N.C. Penny Pinchers Self Storage, a 49,688-square-foot self-storage facility in Charlotte, N.C.
Pinchers Crab Shack, located at the Holiday Inn on Fort Myers Beach, is pleased to announce they have promoted Leslie Mink as new general manager to run the location.
FMB Pinchers Crab Shack announces new general manager.
A word to penny pinchers .
Land of Penny Pinchers .
Council bans Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers and Doberman Pinchers .
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