Examples of curmudgeon in a Sentence
- At his quirky best, the elder Cooper is a curmudgeon right out of central casting, grumpy old man meets borscht-belt crank. He really does fiddle with his hearing aid and yell, "What? I can't hear you," only to chide you afterward that there's no need to shout. —Norah Vincent, New York Times Book Review, 19 Feb. 2006
- We were in Edinburgh visiting the in-laws. I was, as usual, being a grumpy old curmudgeon. My people don't travel well. —David Mamet, Jafsie and John Henry Essays, 1999
- Oh, he had the reputation for being a curmudgeon, and he didn't suffer fools gladly, and often he seemed to have no tolerance for people at all. —Robertson Davies, The Lyre of Orpheus, 1989
only a curmudgeon would object to the nursing home's holiday decorations
Recent Examples of curmudgeon from the Web
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Churchill often has been portrayed as a cigar-chomping curmudgeon whose words guided the Allies in World War II.
Corgan is still the curmudgeon who banned Tribune writer Gregory Trotter from his eight-hour Siddhartha synth odyssey at Madame ZuZu's tea shop in 2014.
From the grumpy curmudgeon to the young ingénue to the class clown, these everyday personalities are found, albeit exaggerated, in repertoire throughout the history of comedy.
Even a stuck-in-her-ways curmudgeon like me can get on board with adding that gem to my routine.
And is socialist curmudgeon Bernie Sanders going to effectively rain on the Republicans’ tax-cut parade?
Five-year-old TyLon Pittman of Byram, Mississippi, called his local police for help to save Christmas from the Grinch after watching a video online about the classic Seuss curmudgeon.
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Origin and Etymology of curmudgeon
First Known Use: 1568See Words from the same year
CURMUDGEON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of curmudgeon for English Language Learners
: a person (especially an old man) who is easily annoyed or angered and who often complains
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