EtymologyThe 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.
Scrooge is the surname of Ebenezer Scrooge, the selfish and miserly protagonist of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. "Scrooge" has since come into general usage as a term for any person who is stingy, antisocial, or lacking in "Christmas spirit." In the story he is visited by the three spirits of Christmas.
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scrooge in Italian: Scrooge