Finally, there are at least three garters per leg, as opposed to the miserly two on modern belts, better guaranteeing that stockings and seams stay in place.
A great example of this is Miserly Moms, run by author and spokeswoman Jonni McCoy.
Mr. Krabs is very money-oriented and he loves the fact that SpongeBob happily works in his restaurant for a miserly salary.
Hence comes the modern use of the word for a low-born or vulgar person, particularly one with an unpleasant, surly or miserly character.
The film traces the life of Mr. Scrooge, a miserly man who will never see the holidays as any good.