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tightwad

noun [C] uk   /ˈtaɪt.wɒd/ us    /-wɑːd/ US slang disapproving
a person who is not willing to spend money: There's no point in asking Joe to pay for it - he's a real tightwad.
Translations of “tightwad”
in Chinese (Traditional) 守財奴,吝嗇鬼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 守财奴,吝啬鬼…
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