Adjective "pinchpenny" definition and examples

(Pinchpenny may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈpɪn(t)ʃpɛni/

Definitions and examples

noun

A miserly person.
  1. 'In the end I ignored them all and reasoned that it could be some kind of horrible prank and I would be shamed nationwide as a thieving pinchpenny.'
  2. 'Any habitué of the modern musical, where so many shows look stripped-down, underpopulated, pinchpenny, will get a thrill simply to see 50 people on a Broadway stage.'
  3. 'Miser Jammy, as we all knew, was crabby miserable pinchpenny who lived alone in that wretched run down house on the outskirts of the town.'

More definitions

1. a miser or niggard. adjective

2. stingy; miserly; niggardly.

More examples(as adjective)

"regimes can be pinchpenny."