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noun: A miser.
After Ebenezer Scrooge, the mean-spirited, miserly protagonist in Charles Dickens's novel A Christmas Carol. Earliest documented use: 1940.
"John Hymers was not entirely a Scrooge. There were times when he secretly helped poor people and he built a village library."
Sisters Campaigned for a Mixed School at Hymers; Hull Daily Mail (UK); Jan 23, 2012.
See more usage examples of scrooge in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life. -Sophia Loren, actress (b. 1934)