Slang of the day : (08 Nov 2017)

✔ Tight-ass



■ Meaning:

1) sby who spends as little money as possible, a miser 2) sby who’s repressed and very strict about following society’s rules

■ For example:

  • Our boss is a real tight-ass; we never get a Christmas bonus.
  • Don’t be such a tight-ass, Rob. Let yourself have some fun for a change.

Note: An alternative spelling is “tight-arse”.

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