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tight-arse Australian English Offensive

Meaning: a person who doesn't like spending money, especially on other people

For example:

  • It's not that I'm a tight-arse. I just don't have much money.

  • Bob won't buy you a drink. He's a real tight-arse, that guy.

Variety: This slang is typically used in Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Jim's a real tight-arse, so there's no way he'll
  1. pay for the food
  2. help us move house
  3. come to the party

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