Definition of Scrooge, Ebenezer in English:

Scrooge, Ebenezer

Line breaks: Ebe|ne¦zer Scrooge
Pronunciation: /skruːdʒ
  • 1A miserly curmudgeon in Charles Dickens’s novel A Christmas Carol (1843).
  • 1.1 (as noun a Scrooge) A person who is mean with money: don’t be a Scrooge and drive away without putting some cash in the collecting tins on the way
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    • These, of course, are the same Scrooges who did nothing to stop the unemployment benefits of 800,000 workers from expiring during the midst of the holiday season.
    • For these instinctive Scrooges, ‘Spending on luxuries appears to cause… something close to physical pain.’
    • No, the internet is clever because it has flushed out the retail Scrooges who were determined to rip us off.
    miser, penny-pincher, pinchpenny, niggard, cheese-parer, hoarder, saver
    North American informal tightwad
    vulgar slang tight-arse

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