Definitions

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  • noun A miserly, selfish person.

Etymologies

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

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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

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  • Dickens had a way with names.

    January 25, 2007

  • 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

  • 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