verb (used with or without object), scrooged, scroog·ing.
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Bob Cratchit, the clerk who is the father of Tiny Tim and who meekly serves Scrooge, is paid fifteen shillings a week.
Finally, a score or so of films have been made of the story, some called A Christmas Carol and others, simply, Scrooge.
Scrooge is still with us, not just in print but embodied in the cold hearts and selfish calculations of misanthropes everywhere.
My favorite is the 1951 version starring Alastair Sim as Scrooge.
It took visits from the ghosts of Christmas for Scrooge to embrace generosity.The GOP Decides to Play Scrooge as Millions Lose Benefits|Jamelle Bouie|December 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Scrooge hugged his own bed-curtains, because the sight of them assured him that he was at home.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
"But you were always a good man of business, Jacob," faultered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.
The Spirit did not tarry here, but bade Scrooge hold his robe, and passing on above the moor, sped whither?Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6|Charles H. Sylvester
"Mr. Marley has been dead these seven years," Scrooge replied.
Observing that the hand was pointed to them, Scrooge advanced to listen to their talk.
British Dictionary definitions for scrooge
Word Origin for Scrooge
Word Origin and History for scrooge
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.