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Scrooge (n.)

generic for "miser," 1940, from curmudgeonly character in Dickens' 1843 story "A Christmas Carol." It does not appear to be a genuine English surname; in dictionaries it is an 18c. variant of scrounge.

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Definitions of Scrooge

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