amarrete

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amarrete
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(miserly) (Southern Cone)
a. stingy
No voy a gastar ni un centavo más en baratijas. - Vamos, papá. Deja de ser tan amarrete.I'm not spending one more cent on trinkets. - Come on, Dad. Stop being so stingy.
b. tight-fisted
Me sorprende que Jorge se haya comprado un carro tan caro, con lo amarrete que es.I'm surprised Jorge bought such an expensive car, given how tight-fisted he is.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(penny-pincher) (Southern Cone)
a. cheapskate
Mis amigos dicen que soy un amarrete, pero es por eso que tengo ahorros y ellos no.My friends say I'm a cheapskate, but that's the reason I have savings and they don't.
b. scrooge
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No seas un amarrete y haz una donación a nuestra fundación. Es por una buena causa.Don't be a scrooge and make a donation to our foundation. It's for a good cause.
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amarrete
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. mean, tight
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (general)
a. mean person, miser
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amarretea amarreta (S. Cone)
adjective
mean; stingy (familiar)
miser; skinflint; tightwad (familiar); (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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