scrouge

verb

ˈskrau̇j How to pronounce scrouge (audio)
ˈskrüj
scrouged; scrouging
chiefly dialectal

Word History

Etymology

alteration of English dialect scruze to squeeze

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scrouge was in 1755

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Cite this Entry

“Scrouge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrouge. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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