grouch

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noun \ˈgrau̇ch\

Definition of grouch

  1. 1 a :  a fit of bad temper b :  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>

Origin and Etymology of grouch

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


First Known Use: circa 1895


GROUCH Defined for English Language Learners

grouch

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noun \ˈgrau̇ch\

Definition of grouch for English Language Learners

  • : a person who complains frequently or constantly


GROUCH Defined for Kids

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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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Definition of grouch for Students

grouched

grouching



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