From a Disney character, named in reference to Charles Dickens' fictional miser Ebenezer Scrooge.
- A rich miser.
1967, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, “Federal Pay Legislation: Hearings, Ninetieth Congress, first session”, in parliamentary debates, 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!
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:Uncle Scrooge.