scrooge - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] informal 

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/skruːdʒ/
singularscrooge
pluralscrooges
Word story
From the name of a character like this in Charles Dickens’s story A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man who hates Christmas, but after he sees a series of ghosts his character changes and he becomes a nicer, more generous person.