Cheapskate (noun)

A person who is reluctant to spend money or who spends as little as possible; a miser or tightwad.


From the phrase "cheap skate", likely from the phrase "cheap" meaning stingy and "skate" meaning to avoid paying or doing something. first recorded in the early 20th century.


  1. My dad is such a cheapskate, he never wants to go out to eat or do anything fun.
  2. I can't believe he is trying to haggle with the street vendor, what a cheapskate.
  3. I can't stand working with that cheapskate, he never wants to invest in any new tools.
  4. I can't believe she invited us to her vacation home and then charged us for everything, what a cheapskate.
  5. He always wants to split the bill evenly, even when he had the more expensive dish, what a cheapskate.
Some random words: precipitous, stint, duress