Definition of penny-pinched in English:

penny-pinched

adjective

US
informal
  • Characterized by penny-pinching.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Syracuse Herald. From penny + pinched, after penny-pinching, penny-pinching, penny-pincher.

Pronunciation

penny-pinched

/ˈpɛnɪpɪn(t)ʃt/