grouch

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noun \ˈgrau̇ch\

Definition of grouch

  1. 1a :  a fit of bad temperb :  grudge, complaint

  2. 2 :  a habitually irritable or complaining person :  grumbler

grouch

intransitive verb

Examples of grouch in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of grouch

probably alteration of grutch grudge; from Middle English grucche, grugge, from grucchen — more at grudge


GROUCH Defined for English Language Learners

grouch

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noun

Definition of grouch for English Language Learners

  • : a person who complains frequently or constantly


GROUCH Defined for Kids

1

grouch

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noun \ˈgrau̇ch\

Definition of grouch for Students

  1. :  a person who is irritable or complains a lot


2

grouch

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verb

Definition of grouch for Students

grouched

;

grouching



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