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scrooge

[skrooj]
verb (used with or without object), scrooged, scroog·ing.
  1. scrouge.
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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.
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Origin of Scrooge

1935–40, for def 2
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Related Words for scrooge

misanthropist, meanie, tightwad, misanthrope, cheapskate, miser, niggard, moneygrubber, penny-pincher

Examples from the Web for scrooge

Contemporary Examples of scrooge

Historical Examples of scrooge

  • I know personally one of them, who is a Scrooge, and of the vilest.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • "I don't see what Democracy has to do with it," said Scrooge.

    By the Christmas Fire

    Samuel McChord Crothers

  • "If you are waiting for that, you will wait a long time," said Scrooge.

    By the Christmas Fire

    Samuel McChord Crothers

  • The clerk promised that he would; and Scrooge walked out with a growl.

    A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

  • Scrooge closed the window, and examined the door by which the Ghost had entered.

    A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens


British Dictionary definitions for scrooge

Scrooge

noun
  1. a mean or miserly person
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Word Origin for Scrooge

C19: after a character in Dickens' story A Christmas Carol (1843)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for scrooge

Scrooge

n.

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.

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