tightwad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tightwad a miserly person
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Think I'm so unreliable and tightwad that you've got to tie me down with a contract?
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
We can't afford to have our reps ruined by being seen with you tightwads!
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
You're the worst tightwad I ever saw.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
They are not tightwads, so they wouldn't hold back on us with their salvation, would they?
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
You're too tightwad to hire a taxi, even to try to scare me and make it unpleasant for me.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
He must have been some tightwad.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
What's the use of being tightwads?
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
You must think I'm an awful tightwad!
"A Little Question in Ladies' Rights" by Parker Fillmore
That's why I'm here in town railroading and that's why I'm saving every cent until people think I'm a tightwad.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
To hate tightwads and never to ask for subscriptions were admirable American traits.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
I'm tightwad, so s'nother guy gets chansh to buy you diamonds.
"Joan Thursday" by Louis Joseph Vance
***

In news:

Start with a tightwad who's averse to hiring software developers.
From the American RadioWorks Tightwads and Spendthrifts feature description.
But both councillors said it would make more sense to review the big spenders' expenses rather than focus on the tightwads.
Hardworking woman tires of tightwad's selfishness .
Tightwads, take heart : Couple tell of seven-year cruise on the cheap.
Seattle parents are a bunch of tightwads when it comes to spending on their kids.
That may be a bonanza for the tightwad consumer, but the super-low pricing once again is taking its toll on the world's largest computer seller.
Americans' penny-pinching is over, as the tightwad ways of the economic downturn make way for big-spender behavior, according to a new report from Santa Monica-based research group IBISWorld.
Ohio Gov John Kasich and aides who handle state spending plans may be viewed by some, including liberal legislators, as supreme tightwads.
After being accused of being a tightwad, local columnist Jimmy Reed offered a look into thriftiness and avoiding impulse buying by writing about his grandmother Reed's way of dealing with items in the Sears Roebuck catalog.
***