Meaning of “scrooge” in the English Dictionary

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"scrooge" in British English

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scroogenoun [ C ]

uk /skruːdʒ/ us /skruːdʒ/

disapproving someone who spends as little money as possible and is not generous:

He's a mean old scrooge!

Scrooge is a character who hates spending money but learns how to be generous, in the book "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

(Definition of “scrooge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)