‘Scrooge’

Pronunciation:  The `scroo’ is pronounced like the word `screw’, and the final `ge’ sounds like the `j’ in `jam’, `jump’, and  Job.

A scrooge must be someone who hates spending money. He must be a miser. Scrooge is actually a character in Charles Dickens’s `A Christmas Carol’.

Example: When I was growing up, I thought my uncle was a bit of a Scrooge. But he was very generous compared to my boss.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – May 01, 2006

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