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close-fisted

close-fist
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [verb klohz fist]
    • /verb kloʊz fɪst/
    • /kləʊz fɪ.stɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb klohz fist]
    • /verb kloʊz fɪst/

Definitions of close-fisted word

  • adjective close-fisted very careful with money; mean 3
  • adjective close-fisted stingy; miserly; tight. 1

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Origin of close-fisted

First appearance:

before 1565
One of the 32% oldest English words
First recorded in 1565-75; close + fist1 + -ed3

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Parts of speech for Close-fisted

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

close-fisted popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for close-fisted

adj close-fisted

  • cheap — Goods or services that are cheap cost less money than usual or than you expected.
  • hard-fisted — stingy; miserly; closefisted.
  • mean — to intend for a particular purpose, destination, etc.: They were meant for each other. Synonyms: destine, foreordain.
  • miserly — of, like, or befitting a miser; penurious; stingy; niggardly.
  • parsimonious — characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.

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