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Someone who slavishly and agressively attempts to accumulate, hoard, and protect their money. Tom's always been a bit of a money-grubber—he'd sell his own mother if it meant a bit more profit. These fatcat CEOs are such money-grubbers—they don't give a damn about their customers, so long as their pockets are lined.


and grubbers and grubs (ˈgrəbiz and ˈgrəbɚz and grəbz)
n. worn-out clothing; clothing one wears for the occasional dirty job. There I was, running around in my grubs when the senator stops by to say hello! It’s time to wash these grubbies.
See also: grubby


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Now those money grubbers who are fleecing people who long to get some of that so-called American dream can eat the debt themselves.
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The article oozes contempt for the shallow, ignorant money grubbers who send the party six-figure checks.
But is it better to have large turnouts of ill-informed money grubbers than a smaller force of prepared, though agenda-driven voters?