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Princeton's WordNet

  1. niggard, skinflint, scrooge, churl(noun)

    a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend


  1. scrooge(Noun)

    A miserly, selfish person, comparable to the fictional character Ebenezer Scrooge of Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

  2. Scrooge(ProperNoun)

    The fictional character Ebenezer Scrooge of Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

  3. Origin: The use of the word came from the name of the character, Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens book, A Christmas Carol, and was thus used to describe someone who acted like the character in the book.


  1. Scrooge

    Scrooge is a 1970 musical film adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic 1843 story, A Christmas Carol. It was filmed in London, directed by Ronald Neame, and starred Albert Finney in the title role. The film's musical score was composed by Leslie Bricusse, and arranged and conducted by Ian Fraser. With eleven musical arrangements interspersed throughout, the award-winning motion picture is a faithful musical retelling of the original, with one exception noted below. The film received limited praise, but Albert Finney won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy in 1971. The film received four Academy Award nominations. It is the only live-action version of the story to be nominated for Oscars.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scrooge in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scrooge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Scrooge in a Sentence

  1. Charles Dickens:

    'At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,' said the gentleman, taking up a pen, 'it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. ... We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.'

  2. Charles Dickens:

    Scrooge's wealth goes to hell.

  3. Charles Dickens:

    'A merry Christmas, uncle God save you' cried a cheerful voice. 'Bah' said Scrooge. 'Humbug'

  4. Former Bond Roger Moore:

    Immculate as the young Scrooge, joyous as Flash Harry, unforgettable as Arthur Daley.

  5. Charles Dickens:

    Once upon a time--of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve--old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house.

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