Dictionary Results for penny-pinching


1. penny-pinching - noun

· extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

Synonym(s): parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift

Hypernym(s): frugality, frugalness




2. penny-pinch - verb

· spend money frugally; spend as little as possible

Synonym(s): nickel-and-dime

Hypernym(s): spend, expend, drop




3. penny-pinching - adjective

· giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

Synonym(s): cheeseparing, close, near, skinny





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