구두 (gudu, “shoe”) + 쇠 (soe, “metal”). From the image of a man so stingy he would reinforce the soles of his shoes with metal so they could be worn longer.
- IPA(key)[kudusʰwe̞] ~ [kudusʰø̞]
- Phonetic Hangul[구두쉐/구두쇠]
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?
구두쇠 • (gudusoe)