Cheapskate



[cheep-skeyt] /ˈtʃipˌskeɪt/ Informal.

noun
1.
a person who is stingy and miserly.
verb (used without object), cheapskated, cheapskating.
2.
to act in a stingy or miserly way.
/ˈtʃiːpˌskeɪt/
noun
1.
(informal) a miserly person
n.

also cheap skate, “miserly person,” 1896, from cheap (adj.), second element perhaps from American English slang skate “worn-out horse” (1894), of uncertain origin.

noun

A nasty stingy person; tightwad: and cheapskate Goodman’s not going for a renewal (1896+)

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