scrouge

[skrouj, skrooj]
Also scrooge.

Origin of scrouge

1820–30; blend of obsolete scruze (itself blend of screw and bruise) and gouge
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scrouge

verb
  1. (tr) dialect to crowd or press

Word Origin for scrouge

C18: alteration of C16 scruze to squeeze, perhaps blend of screw + squeeze
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