Simple Definition of grinch
: an unpleasant person who spoils other people's fun or enjoyment
Examples of grinch
Only a grinch would complain about the movie's silly plot.
<accused the mayor of being a grinch after he cancelled the city's annual holiday parade for budgetary reasons>
Origin of grinch
from the Grinch, character in the children's story How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
First Known Use: 1966
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