Definition of Scroogelike in English:
(Of a person or their behavior) miserly; ungenerous with money: after several years of Scroogelike behavior, shoppers spent a bundle at Christmas
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- The office Christmas party is in decline, with fears of litigation and Scrooge-like attitudes dampening the traditional festive atmosphere.
- He maintains a Scrooge-like demeanour to make it clear he's not feeling festive - and that you shouldn't either.
- Did he not wish to been seen as Scrooge-like, withholding money that is currently earmarked for the least wealthy in the community?
1970s: from the miserly character Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens's novel A Christmas Carol (1843).
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