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A miserly person:‘she told him he was a cheapskate’[as modifier] ‘cheapskate bosses are still paying women peanuts compared to male workers’
penny-pincher, pinchpenny, niggard, cheese-parer, scroogeView synonyms
- ‘Even cheapskates would never suggest that you skip special dinners out, such as those celebrating anniversaries or job promotions.’
- ‘Certainly no one enjoys being smeared as a race of cheapskates, especially when that cheapness has been presented over the centuries as a ruthless desire to take a profit at any cost.’
- ‘He was a cheapskate in every other way, but he did know his perks.’
- ‘Sure, there are a few cheapskates out there who won't buy CDs when they can just download the tracks.’
- ‘So Sally's father's primary concern is not that her husband has broken his marriage vows and betrayed her but that he's unwilling to pay for it - cheapskate!’
- ‘Cheapskate bosses can be fined or even sent to prison.’
- ‘Most men consider a decent razor one of life's little luxuries, and unlike cheapskate me will pay over the odds for a better shave.’
- ‘They were friends of mine, who already had tickets, but knew friends who were cheapskates and wouldn't buy opening day seats, no matter how much that they wanted to see a show.’
- ‘They just have a redder color and come with their stems attached and you feel superior at the cash register to those cheapskates who're buying those other tomatoes.’
- ‘Hospitals were not only cheapskates when it came to investing in computers and Web technologies but also had a knack for wasting the money they did spend.’
- ‘The result is that I rarely purchase things for myself, have a reputation with my wife as a cheapskate, and am the only person in the house that can say ‘No’ to my son with any regularity.’
- ‘Despite have high paying jobs, they were all cheapskates.’
- ‘‘I'm a cheapskate,’ she says unapologetically.’
- ‘Politicians are spend-happy on the campaign trail, but cheapskates in office.’
- ‘The only thing that does stop me from hanging up on such callers is the offer of something free, cheapskate that I am.’
- ‘How many cheapskate bosses will demand multi-skilling but not pay for the training?’
- ‘It's a hassle to photocopy a book cover to cover, so most of us don't bother to do it, and those who do are possibly such cheapskates that they wouldn't buy the original to begin with.’
- ‘And our collective indifference may not mean we are a bunch of uncaring cheapskates.’
- ‘You're the kind of customer that waitresses hate, you cheapskate.’
- ‘'I'm a cheapskate,' Mike grinned as he led his friend into the kitchen.’
Late 19th century (originally US): from cheap + skate.
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