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tightwad

slang A very stingy or miserly person. Sorry for being such a tightwad. I just have to be very careful with my money until I get my next paycheck. Maybe if the boss weren't a huge tightwad we could actually work with modern software for a change.
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tight wad

n. a stingy person; a miser. (see also wad.) There’s no need to be such a tight wad.
See also: tight, wad
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