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EtymologyEdit

Alteration (due to German Geiz) of Middle High German gītic, gītich, gītec, from Old High German gītag, equivalent to Geiz +‎ -ig. Doublet of German geitig.

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geizig (comparative geiziger, superlative am geizigsten)

  1. ungenerous; stingy; cheap; mean (UK) (greedy to keep one’s own for oneself; unwilling to share)
  2. miserly; niggardly; closefisted (unwilling to spend one’s money; excessively economical)

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