1. A wretched person; a person afflicted by any great misfortune. [Obs.]
The woeful words of a miser now despairing. --Sir P. Sidney.
2. A despicable person; a wretch. [Obs.]
3. A covetous, grasping, mean person; esp., one having wealth, who lives miserably for the sake of saving and increasing his hoard.
As some lone miser, visiting his store,
Bends at his treasure, counts, recounts it o'er. --Goldsmith.
5. A kind of large earth auger.
n : a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living