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3 definitions found
 for penny-pinching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  penny-pinching \penny-pinching\ n.
     Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money
     unnecessarily.
  
     Syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  penny-pinching \penny-pinching\ adj.
     Scrimping; reluctant to spend money; stingy; miserly; same as
     cheesparing.
  
     Syn: cheeseparing, close.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  penny-pinching
      adj 1: giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing
             administration"; "very close (or near) with his money";
             "a penny-pinching miserly old man" [syn: cheeseparing,
             close, near, penny-pinching, skinny]
      n 1: extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money
           unnecessarily [syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness,
           thrift, penny-pinching]

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