tacaño

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian taccagno, probably from Hebrew תקנה(religious ordinance, rule), whence also Yiddish תּקנה(tknh, correction).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tacaño (feminine singular tacaña, masculine plural tacaños, feminine plural tacañas)

  1. stingy, miserly, tight-fisted, niggardly, mean, penny-pinching
    Mi papá es tacaño, él no paga para nada.
    My father is stingy, he doesn't pay for anything.

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Noun[edit]

tacaño m (plural tacaños, feminine tacaña, feminine plural tacañas)

  1. miser, cheapskate, tightwad, skinflint, penny pincher, niggard (someone avoiding to spend money)
    Synonyms: pesetero, mezquino, roñoso, avaro, miserable, rata

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