Definition of Scrooge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//skruːdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//skruːdʒ//
[usually singular] (informal, disapproving)
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a person who is very unwilling to spend money More Like This Expressions from literary sources Alice in Wonderland, Casanova, Cassandra, Don Juan, Dorian Gray, Falstaffian, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, Lilliputian, Lothario, Orwellian, Pandora’s box, Peter Pan, Pied Piper, Pollyanna, Rip Van Winkle, Ruritanian, Scrooge, Shangri-La, Sherlock, Stepford Wife, Svengali, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Utopia, Walter MittySee worksheet. From Ebenezer Scrooge, a character in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol who is extremely mean.
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