1.1 (as noun a Scrooge) A person who is miserly.
- 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
informal skinflint, money-grubber, cheapskate, tightwad
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Syllabification: Scrooge, Ebenezer
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