grumly

adjective grum·ly \ ˈgrəmli \

Definition of grumly

-er/-est
now chiefly Scottish
: turbid and troubled
  • cold and watery grew the wind and grumly grew the sea
  • Sir Patrick Spens

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Origin and Etymology of grumly

probably from obsolete English grummel sediment, dregs (probably of Scandinavian origin) + English -y; akin to Swedish grummel sediment, dregs


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