from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mean-spirited miserly person; a skinflint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The fictional character Ebenezer Scrooge of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as scrouge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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