Meaning of “miser” in the English Dictionary

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"miser" in British English

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misernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmaɪ.zər/ us /ˈmaɪ.zɚ/ disapproving

(Definition of “miser” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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misernoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɑɪ·zər/

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.
adjective us /ˈmɑɪ·zər·li/

My father was pretty miserly.

(Definition of “miser” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)