grump


1grump

noun \ˈgrəmp\

: a person who is often angry or who often complains

Full Definition of GRUMP

1
:  a fit of ill humor or sulkiness —usually used in plural
2
:  a person given to complaining

Examples of GRUMP

  1. Our neighbor is an old grump.
  2. <a real grump in the morning>

Origin of GRUMP

obsolete English grumps snubs, slights
First Known Use: 1844

2grump

verb

Definition of GRUMP

intransitive verb
1
:  sulk
transitive verb
:  to utter in a grumpy manner

Examples of GRUMP

  1. <those incessantly grumping patients were generally ignored by the nursing home staff>
  2. <he's been grumping about the house all morning because the golf tournament got rained out>

First Known Use of GRUMP

1875

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