noun \ˈsa(-ə)r-ˌps\

: a person who complains frequently or constantly and looks unhappy

Full Definition of SOURPUSS

Examples of SOURPUSS

  1. He's just an old sourpuss.
  2. <that old sourpuss must spend all his time making sure no one traipses across his lawn>

Origin of SOURPUSS

First Known Use: 1930

Rhymes with SOURPUSS


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