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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishScroogeScrooge, scrooge /skruːdʒ/ noun [countable] informal  GENEROUS#someone who hates spending money
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ScroogeDoes one have to be a Scrooge to by cynical about pleasures which are derived from escaping reality rather than embracing it?The stress and expense of holiday shopping is enough to make anyone feel like a Scrooge.My scrooge of a wife won't let me buy new golf clubs.Will he take steps to abolish standing charges or is he the Scrooge of the 1990s?
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