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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A miser.
2. A ship’s purser (an official in charge of money matters).
From nip (pinch, snip), probably from Middle Dutch nipen (to pinch) + cheese, from Old English cese (cheese). Earliest documented use: 1785. Also see cheeseparing.
“I wouldn’t have to dance for my supper if you weren’t such a nipcheese about paying me for my services.”
Cara Elliott; Sinfully Yours; Grand Central Publishing; 2014.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' The stranger is a theologian. -Denis Diderot, philosopher (5 Oct 1713-1784)