grouch

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grouch

noun \ˈgrach\

: a person who complains frequently or constantly

Full Definition of GROUCH

1
a :  a fit of bad temper
b :  grudge, complaint
2
:  a habitually irritable or complaining person :  grumbler
grouch intransitive verb

Examples of GROUCH

  1. <an uncle who is a real grouch when he's sick>
  2. <having been proven wrong, he had a grouch on for hours afterwards>

Origin of GROUCH

probably alteration of grutch grudge; from Middle English grucche, grugge, from grucchen — more at grudge
First Known Use: circa 1895

Rhymes with GROUCH

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