scrooge

[ skrooj ]

verb (used with or without object),scrooged, scroog·ing.

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Scrooge
[ skrooj ]

noun
  1. Eb·e·ne·zer [eb-uh-nee-zer], /ˌɛb əˈni zər/, a miserly curmudgeon in Dickens' Christmas Carol.

  2. (often lowercase) any miserly person.

Origin of Scrooge

2
1935–40, for def. 2

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British Dictionary definitions for Scrooge

Scrooge

/ (skruːdʒ) /


noun
  1. a mean or miserly person

Origin of Scrooge

1
C19: after a character in Dickens' story A Christmas Carol (1843)

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