Definitions

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  • n. A miserly, selfish person.

Etymologies

From the character Ebenezer Scrooge in the Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • From the 19th century, I suggest 'scrooge' - a miser who, despite wealth, does not give to charity or allow wealth to circulate and benefit the wider economy.

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  • That’s why I can’t take it seriously enough even to condemn it for its low blows. sweetsalty kate´s last blog. .scrooge is the new green, part two: the good grinch

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  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That makes the city look like scrooge, which is it isn't, because we're doing the best to protect, you know, anybody that may receive a toy.

    CNN Transcript Dec 25, 2007

  • Also, what kind of scrooge fires someone right before Christmas?

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  • The door was not open, but the cuckoo had got through it – "by the keyhole, I dare say," thought Griselda; "he can 'scrooge' himself up any way," – for a faint "Cuckoo" was to be heard on its other side.

    The Cuckoo Clock

  • Each December, voters in the Grinch of the Year contest tap the CEO, corporation or politician who has done the most to "scrooge" workers.

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  • "I am sure that the council do not want to be tarred with a 'scrooge' tag."

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  • Business groups were disappointed by the RBA's decision, while retailers labelled the central bank a "scrooge".

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  • The victim also had a key ring with a cartoon picture with the word "scrooge" printed on it, police said.

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  • Don't let criminals be your "scrooge" this holiday.

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  • So he scraped and scratched and scrabbled and scrooged, and then he scrooged again and scrabbled and scratched and scraped, working busily with his little paws and muttering to himself, 'Up we go! Up we go!' till at last, pop! his snout came out into the sunlight, and he found himself rolling in the warm grass of a great meadow.
    The Wind in the Willows, ch.1

    August 10, 2009

  • Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
    --Charles Dickens, 1843, A Christmas Carol

    November 11, 2007

  • Dickens had a way with names.

    January 25, 2007