tight-wad

n амер. скряга, скупец

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • tight|wad — «TYT WOD», noun. Slang. a stingy person; skinflint: »I don t want to be a tightwad but after all, a dollar is a dollar (Sinclair Lewis). ╂[American English < tight + wad1 roll of money] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tight wad — n. a stingy person; a miser. (See also wad.) □ There’s no need to be such a tight wad. □ My dad’s a tight wad …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Tight wad — smb. who doesn t want to part with his money …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • tight wad — Australian Slang smb. who doesn t want to part with his money …   English dialects glossary

  • tight·wad — /ˈtaıtˌwɑːd/ noun, pl wads [count] informal + disapproving : a person who does not like to spend or give money Her husband s such a tightwad that he never wants to go out to dinner …   Useful english dictionary

  • wad — [wad] n. a bundle of money; a bankroll. (Originally underworld. See also tight wad.) □ I lost my wad on a rotten horse in the seventh race. □ Youd better not flash a wad like that around here. You won’t have it long …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • wad — I. noun Etymology: Middle English wadde, from Medieval Latin wadda Date: 15th century 1. a small mass, bundle, or tuft: as a. a soft mass especially of a loose fibrous material variously used (as to stop an aperture, pad a garment, or hold grease …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wad — wad1 [wɔd US wa:d] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Dutch watte or French ouate wadding ] 1.) a thick pile of pieces of paper or thin material wad of ▪ a wad of dollar bills 2.) a thick soft mass of material that has been pressed together …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wad — wad1 [ wad ] noun count 1. ) a thick pile or ball of papers, money, or thin cloth: a wad of dollar bills 2. ) a round mass of something soft, for example COTTON blow your wad VERY INFORMAL to spend all of your money wad wad 2 [ wad ] or ,wad up… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wad — [[t]wɒ̱d[/t]] wads N COUNT: oft N of n A wad of something such as paper or cloth is a tight bundle or ball of it. ...a wad of banknotes. ...a wad of cotton soaked in cleaning fluid …   English dictionary

  • wad — 1 noun (C) 1 a thick pile of pieces of paper or thin material: a wad of dollar bills 2 a thick soft mass of material that has been pressed together: a wad of gauze 3 a piece of tobacco that you hold in your mouth 2 verb wad sth up phrasal verb… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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