Definition of miser noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

miser

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmaɪzə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪzər//
 
(disapproving)
 
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a person who loves money and hates spending it Word Origin late 15th cent. (as an adjective in the sense ‘miserly’): from Latin, literally ‘wretched’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: miser