scrooge

noun, often capitalized
\ˈskrüj \

Definition of scrooge 

: a miserly person

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Examples of scrooge in a Sentence

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

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And blue America’s bitter scrooges impatiently explained why this outpouring of corporate largesse was actually bad. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Corporate PR Stunts Won’t Save the Working Class," 21 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of scrooge

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scrooge

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

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The first known use of scrooge was in 1899

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