Definitions

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  • n. A rich miser.

Etymologies

From the Disney character Scrooge McDuck, the rich, miserly uncle of Donald Duck. Named in reference to Dickens's miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Incidentally, after I saw people complaining that Carl Barks on Uncle Scrooge had not made the Top 100, I finally probably for the first time in a long, long while reread some of the stories I have from his run, as reprints in later issues of "Uncle Scrooge" and the like.

    Top 158 Comic Book Runs #148-139 | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • DALLAS, TX -- Paintings by Carl Barks, longtime Disney artist and creator of Uncle Scrooge, have long been among the most sought-after comic art items, with few offered for public sale and those that were most always saddled with a six-figure reserve price.

    Archive 2010-07-18

  • We have seen this story already, Americans with dollar signs in their eyes and cash register bells going off in their heads like some bizarre real life Uncle Scrooge cartoon, duped into thinking that they can actually become rich and powerful themselves just like The Donald line up to be fleeced by the flim-flam men with the political juice and insider knowledge as they seek to cash out one more time.

    Inviting the Sheep for Another Shearing

  • Oh, and they all have swimming pools filled with gold, like Uncle Scrooge.

    Pew: Obama Losing White Working Class Dems To Hillary In Landslide

  • Like the personification of Bernie Madoff, Simon Legree and Uncle Scrooge all rolled into one, they draw together in a perfect vision of the financial killing yet to come.

    The U.S. Federal Budget Pipeline: Where Do The Dollars Drain?

  • Boom! will bring 500 copies of its Uncle Scrooge exclusive variant celebrating 62 years of Uncle Scrooge comics.

    Boom! Studios announces Baltimore Comic Con plans | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • Dr. Fuchs raised the diction level of Donald and his wealthy Uncle Scrooge (alias Dagobert Duck), who in German tend to speak in lofty tones using complex grammatical structures with a faintly archaic air, while Huey, Louie and Dewey (now called Tick, Trick and Track), sound slangier and much more youthful.

    A Literary Donald Duck

  • I love anything and everything with Uncle Scrooge, the Nephews, Magica de Spell, Glomgold, Beagle Boys – all of it!

    Duck Tales Revisited | The Disney Blog

  • Rosa has taken all the allusions to the ways in which Uncle Scrooge amassed the ridiculous fortune in the Duckberg money bin, and created a 70-year saga of the adventures of Scrooge: from a bootblack in Edinburgh to a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi to a cowboy in Montana to a gold hunter in Australia, South Africa, and ultimately the Yukon.

    What I Read On My Christmas Vacation; Or, How Books Make Things Better

  • Don Rosa is building on the world created by Carl Barks, the originator of the comics about Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and Uncle Scrooge – a late addition, at first seen as a one-shot character, but one that became so popular Barks used him often.

    Archive 2009-01-07

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