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scrooge

[ skrooj ]
/ skrudʒ /
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verb (used with or without object), scrooged, scroog·ing.
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Other definitions for scrooge (2 of 2)

Scrooge
[ skrooj ]
/ skrudʒ /

noun
Eb·e·ne·zer [eb-uh-nee-zer], /ˌɛb əˈni zər/, a miserly curmudgeon in Dickens' Christmas Carol.
(often lowercase) any miserly person.

Origin of Scrooge

1935–40, for def. 2
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British Dictionary definitions for scrooge

Scrooge
/ (skruːdʒ) /

noun
a mean or miserly person

Word Origin for Scrooge

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