a person who is extremely parsimonious

Discussion in 'English Only' started by temblor, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. temblor Senior Member

    Chinese Goetlands
    WU CHINESE
    Is there any term used to describe a person who is extremely parsimonious in modern English?
     
  2. lian.alon22 Senior Member

    US
    US-English
    Well, you could always call them a scrooge. It's term from Dicken's "A Christmas Carol", in which the main character is a highly parsimonious businessman named Ebenezer Scrooge.
     
  3. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Skinflint, tightwad, miser.
     

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