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[skrooj] /skrudʒ/
verb (used with or without object), scrooged, scrooging.
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  • There was a yell from up front and a scrooging forward of bodies.

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British Dictionary definitions for scrooging


a mean or miserly person
Word Origin
C19: after a character in Dickens' story A Christmas Carol (1843)
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Word Origin and History for scrooging



generic for "miser," 1940, from curmudgeonly character in Dickens' 1843 story "A Christmas Carol." It does not appear to be a genuine English surname. Cf. scrounge.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for scrooging



  1. A miser; pinchpenny, tightwad
  2. Aspoiler of Christmas; grinch

[1940+; fr the Dickens character in the 1843 story A Christmas Carol]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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