I understand that 抠门儿 is an informal phrase meaning dingy. But can't figure out how these three Chinese words combined together could be used to describe a person being dingy (extremely reluctant to spend money). I googled and baidu but in vain.

Any ideas?

  • Do you mean stingy?
    – user5714
    Nov 7, 2015 at 15:23

1 Answer 1


http://www.baike.com/wiki/抠门 tells:

抠门 - 历史渊源



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