scrooge

scrooge

[skrooj]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), scrooged, scrooging.
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Scrooge

[skrooj]
noun
1.
Ebenezer [eb-uh-nee-zer] a miserly curmudgeon in Dickens' Christmas Carol.
2.
(often lowercase) any miserly person.

Origin:
1935–40, for def 2

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Scrooge (skruːdʒ)
 
n
a mean or miserly person
 
[C19: after a character in Dickens' story A Christmas Carol (1843)]

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scrooge
generic for "miser," 1940, from curmudgeonly character in Dickens' 1843 story "A Christmas Carol." It does not appear to be a genuine Eng. surname.
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scrooge definition

[skrudʒ]
  1. n.
    a stingy person; a penny-pincher. (From the character in Dickens's A Christmas Carol.) : Ask scrooge over there if you can borrow a quarter to call the cops.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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