ebenezer scrooge

ebenezer scrooge

< /ˌɛb əˈni zər/, a miserly curmudgeon in Dickens’ Christmas Carol.

  • (often lowercase) any miserly person.
  • noun

    1. 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.

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