Definition of pinch-gut in US English:

pinch-gut

noun

informal
  • A person who deprives another of sufficient food; (Naut. slang) a miserly purser. Compare pinch-belly. Now rare.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From pinch- + gut.

Pronunciation

pinch-gut

/ˈpɪn(t)ʃɡʌt/