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English definition of “miser”

miser

noun [C]  /ˈmɑɪ·zər/ us  
someone who has a great desire to possess money and hates to spend it, sometimes living like a poor person because of this: On environmental spending, the president is a miser.
miserly
adjective  /ˈmɑɪ·zər·li/ us  
My father was pretty miserly.
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