noun \ˈgras\
plural grouse or grouses

Definition of GROUSE

:  any of various chiefly ground-dwelling birds (family Tetraonidae) that are usually of reddish-brown or other protective color and have feathered legs and that include many important game birds

Origin of GROUSE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1531

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl



: to complain about something


Full Definition of GROUSE

intransitive verb
grous·er noun

Examples of GROUSE

  1. She's been grousing to her boss about the working conditions.
  2. Fans have groused that the higher prices are unfair.

Origin of GROUSE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1887



Definition of GROUSE

:  complaint

First Known Use of GROUSE

May 27, 2015
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a vigorous reprimand or warning
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