Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Unwilling to give or spend; ungenerous.‘his employer is stingy and idle’‘he was stingy with his information’
mean, miserly, parsimonious, niggardly, close-fisted, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, penurious, scrooge-like, ungenerous, illiberal, closemingy, tight, tight-fistedcheaptight-arsednearView synonyms
- ‘Meanwhile, on the same news day, we got word that while CEOs were being stingy with wages, they were going on a wild spending binge in another area: mergers.’
- ‘As we reported earlier, an official from the United Nations accused large industrial nations of being stingy with international aid.’
- ‘The Administration has been so stingy with reconstruction aid that he has literally had to come begging to Washington.’
- ‘He gives the dullest parties in town and is stingy with the drinks.’
- ‘I work for a real estate firm that is extremely stingy with perks like that, even when it would benefit them’
- ‘He was also very stingy with them and refused to give bulbs away or even to sell them.’
- ‘My problem is that Harpercollins is being really stingy with the Anansi Boys proofs.’
- ‘My dad usually was stingy with money, and had never given me more than twenty dollars for shopping before in my life.’
- ‘He's stingy with the details of his life, yet she can't help but be intrigued.’
- ‘Over the years, he's studied a considerable amount of information about supplements, and he's very stingy with his shelf space.’
- ‘We don't want to be stingy with those mortar rounds when the enemy is coming over the ridge.’
- ‘This area is quite stingy with information that really should be conveyed to anyone new with the game.’
- ‘Perhaps the most important aspect would have been the low power requirements of the Radioscape receiver: mobile phones have to be very stingy with battery capacity.’
- ‘A U.N. official backs off from some comments that some nations are stingy with international aid.’
- ‘I would like to link images to this post, but the Met is misguidedly stingy with their Web site.’
- ‘Don't go for too much destruction with your weapons however as the game is at times rather stingy with its ammo supply.’
- ‘Although he supports his mother financially, he presents him as stingy and ungrateful, single-mindedly devoted to his own success.’
- ‘Plus, I don't understand how he can be so generous with his girlfriends (I recently found out he has more than one) and then be so stingy with his own children.’
- ‘The budget chief for west Wiltshire has been barred from a town pub for being too stingy with his cash.’
- ‘Columbia has been a bit stingy with the scene selections, only allowing for 16 in the course of the 135 minutes.’
Mid 17th century: perhaps a dialect variant of the noun sting + -y.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.