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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as scrouge.

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

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

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

Etymologies

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

[After Ebenezer Scrooge, miserly protagonist of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.]

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