PRONUNCIATION: (EYE-uhrn-fis-tid)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Ruthless; tyrannical.
2. Stingy; tight-fisted.

For sense 1, from the allusion to someone wielding a crushing fist.
For sense 2, from the allusion to a hard-to-open fist clutching money.
Earliest documented use: 1852.

I WON!-FISTED - aggressive celebration of victory, pumping a clenched hand skyward

IRON-FOISTED - the victim thought it was gold

IRON-FITTED - just got made-to-measure golf clubs for the short game