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tightwad (noun) miser.

A tightwad is a miser. A tightwad is excessively frugal, and hates to spend money or give money to others. He hates spending money even when it is necessary.

  • I have not seen such a tightwad as my neighbor. He hates spending money even on necessities.
  • Tightwads are no better than paupers. Paupers have no money to spend and lead a poor life. Tightwads hate to spend money and thus lead a life of poverty.
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