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Examples from the Web for scrooging

Historical Examples of scrooging

  • There was a yell from up front and a scrooging forward of bodies.

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British Dictionary definitions for scrooging


  1. a mean or miserly person

Word Origin for Scrooge

C19: after a character in Dickens' story A Christmas Carol (1843)
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Word Origin and History for scrooging



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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