Etymology
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Scrooge (n.)

generic for "miser," by 1905, from curmudgeonly employer in Dickens' 1843 story "A Christmas Carol." It does not appear to be a genuine English surname; in old dictionaries it is an 18c. variant of scrouge "to squeeze, press, crowd (someone)," also scrudge, etc., an 18c. provincial word that is the source of scrounge.

updated on March 08, 2022

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Definitions of Scrooge from WordNet

scrooge (n.)
a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend;
Synonyms: niggard / skinflint / churl
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