Definition of Scrooge, Ebenezer in English:

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Scrooge, Ebenezer

Pronunciation: /skro͞oj/
1A miserly curmudgeon in Charles Dickens’s novel A Christmas Carol (1843).
1.1 (as noun a Scrooge) A person who is miserly.
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
informal skinflint, money-grubber, cheapskate, tightwad

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Syllabification: Scrooge, Ebenezer

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