a hardhearted, miserly misanthrope
Origin of Scroogeafter Ebenezer Scrooge, character in Dickens' A Christmas Carol (1843)
A mean-spirited miserly person; a skinflint.
Origin of ScroogeAfter Ebenezer Scrooge, miserly protagonist of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
(countable and uncountable, plural scrooges)
- A miserly person; a person with an excessive dislike of spending money or other resources.
From the character Ebenezer Scrooge in the Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol.
- The fictional character Ebenezer Scrooge of Dickens's A Christmas Carol.