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Ebenezer scrooge

[skrooj] /skrudʒ/

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

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.


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


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