tightwad

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From tight +‎ wad.

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tightwad ‎(plural tightwads)

  1. (colloquial) One who is stingy or overly cautious or defensive with money (usually mildly derisive). From the term having a tight wad of money. The more money someone had the tighter the wad.
    That tightwad would drive ten miles to save a few cents on gas.


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