Uncle Scrooge

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From the Disney character Scrooge McDuck, the rich, miserly uncle of Donald Duck. Named in reference to Dickens's miser, Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Uncle Scrooge (plural Uncle Scrooges)

  1. A rich miser.
    • 1967, Federal Pay Legislation: Hearings, Ninetieth Congress, first session, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, U.S. Congress, page 282:
      It is an anomaly of our times that an Uncle Sam spending at a rate of some $128 billion yearly should become an Uncle Scrooge in the treatment of government workers!

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