"skinflint" Definition

  1. an old and popular simile for a “close-fisted,” stingy person. Sternberg, in his _Northamptonshire Glossary_, says the Eastern languages have the same expression. Abdul-Malek, one of the Ommeyade Khaliphs, noted for his extreme avarice, was surnamed Raschal-Hegiarah, literally, “the SKINNER of a FLINT.”

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Position in the dictionary: 3179 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: skinner, skipper, skipper-birds, skipper-it, skit, skittles, skow-banker, skrouge, skull-thatcher, skunk
Previous words in the dictionary: skin-the-lamb, skin, skimmery, skilly, skilligolee, skied., skied, skid, skedaddle, sizings.

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