Ebenezer scrooge



[skrooj] /skrudʒ/

noun
1.
Ebenezer
[eb-uh-nee-zer] /ˌɛb əˈni zər/ (Show IPA) a miserly curmudgeon in Dickens’ Christmas Carol.
2.
(often lowercase) any miserly person.
/skruːdʒ/
noun
1.
a mean or miserly person
n.

generic for “miser,” 1940, from curmudgeonly character in Dickens’ 1843 story “A Christmas Carol.” It does not appear to be a genuine English surname. Cf. scrounge.

noun

[1940+; fr the Dickens character in the 1843 story A Christmas Carol]

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