verb (used with or without object), scrooged, scroog·ing.
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- scroll saw,
- scrooge, ebenezer,
- scrotal hernia
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There was a yell from up front and a scrooging forward of bodies.Back Home|Irvin S. Cobb
a mean or miserly person
Word Origin for Scrooge
C19: after a character in Dickens' story A Christmas Carol (1843)
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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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