Catch Word #101 – Tightwad

No one likes to be thought of as cheap, but some of us just don’t like to spend money. Harp and Maura are two of these people! This is an episode about slang terms for people who are always saving their money. Most of these expressions are considered rude, so be careful how you use them. If you mean it as a compliment, you’d be better off to call a person frugal. Listen to this episode to hear all the slang terms for cheap and the meaning of frugal!

Expressions included in the Study Guide

  • A tightwad
  • A wad
  • To be tight on money & To be tight with money
  • To say/do something behind someone’s back
  • The office Christmas party
  • A penny pincher
  • A cheapskate
  • Cheap
  • It’s on me
  • To have a confession to make
  • Frugal
  • Thrifty (this one’s not really negative either)
  • Stingy
  • Chintzy
  • Close-fisted

Copyright: Audio/Study Guide: Culips

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