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scrooge

noun [C] uk   /skruːdʒ/ us  
disapproving someone who spends as little money as possible and is not generous: He's a mean old scrooge!Mean with money Scrooge is a character who hates spending money but learns how to be generous, in the book "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.Characters in literature and film
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