verb (used with object), verb (used without object), scrooged, scrooging. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
Scrooge (skruːdʒ)
a mean or miserly person
[C19: after a character in Dickens' story A Christmas Carol (1843)]

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Word Origin & History

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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Slang Dictionary

scrooge definition

  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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