American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mean-spirited miserly person; a skinflint.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as scrouge.
- n. The fictional character Ebenezer Scrooge of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.
- n. a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
- After Ebenezer Scrooge, miserly protagonist of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term Scrooge was predictably bandied about, but so were compliments ranging from my supposed understanding of the true spirit of the season to my recognition of the real reasons the economy is on the fritz.”
“If there were a term equivalent to what Scrooge is to Christmas, that would be me at Halloween.”
“One reader objects that by sitting on a pile of gold instead of spending it, Scrooge is "removing capital from the economy.”
“Donning a bear costume, Scrooge is surprised to find that Donald and the boys have already had encounters with bears, and it leads old Scrooge to think that they are the bravest people alive!”
“But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before itâ€ ™ s too late.”
“The classic banker villain (at least in the beginning), Ebenezer Scrooge, is shown to have grown old without a wife, has very cool relations with his family, and no friends to speak of.”
“At stakeâ€ ¦ nothing less than the riches in Scrooge McDuckâ€ ™ s Money Bin!”
“Ebenzer Scrooge is alive and well and works for the GOP.”
“In this case, the role of Ebenezer Scrooge is played with aplomb by Tarek Fatah [who writes for and is frequently interviewed by Maclean's magazine], who has taken it upon himself to bah, humbug this project.”
“Scrooge is never dead when you're self-employed John!”
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