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scrooge

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noun, often capitalized \ˈskrüj\

Definition of scrooge

  1. :  a miserly person



Examples of scrooge in a sentence

  1. <her father is a real scrooge and refuses to pay her way through college, even though he can easily afford it>



Origin and Etymology of scrooge

Ebenezer Scrooge, character in the story A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens


First Known Use: 1899

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