Definition of Scrooge, Ebenezer in English:

Share this entry

Scrooge, Ebenezer

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
More example sentences
  • 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
informal skinflint, meanie, money-grubber, cheapskate
North American informal tightwad
vulgar slang tight-arse

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Ebe|ne¦zer Scrooge

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.