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grouse

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noun \ˈgrau̇s\

Definition of grouse

plural

grouse

or

grouses

  1. :  any of various chiefly ground-dwelling birds (family Tetraonidae) that are usually of reddish-brown or other protective color and have feathered legs and that include many important game birds

Origin and Etymology of grouse

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1531


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grouse

verb

Definition of grouse

groused

;

grousing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  complain, grumble groused about the higher prices

grouser

noun

Examples of grouse in a Sentence

  1. She's been grousing to her boss about the working conditions.

  2. Fans have groused that the higher prices are unfair.

Origin and Etymology of grouse

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1887


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grouse

noun

Definition of grouse

  1. :  complaint listened to their grouses about working conditions

Origin and Etymology of grouse

see 2grouse


First Known Use: 1918


GROUSE Defined for English Language Learners

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grouse

verb

Definition of grouse for English Language Learners

  • : to complain about something


GROUSE Defined for Kids

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grouse

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noun \ˈgrau̇s\

Definition of grouse for Students

plural

grouse

  1. :  a brownish bird mostly of wooded areas that feeds especially on the ground and is sometimes hunted for food or sport


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grouse

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verb

Definition of grouse for Students

groused

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grousing



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