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Question by  ac (24)

What is a tightwad?

My friends keep calling me a tightwad. What does that mean?


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

I'm sorry dear, they're calling you cheap. Tight comes from "holding your money close", ie tight fisted- keeping your money closed in your fist, and wad, being an old slang meaning your wad of money. It's not a nice thing to be, I suggest you pick up the tab a bit more often, or find more understanding, less spendthrift mates.


Answer by  chrisjensd (703)

This term is used to describe someone who is extremely thrifty, some would say cheap. Furthermore, it means someone who hoards money or material things.


Answer by  gcmeyer2 (787)

Tightwad is a friendly jeer that your friends believe you are tight with your money. Do you often let others pay when you can or don't like to spend money?

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