grump

noun
\ ˈgrəmp How to pronounce grump (audio) \

Definition of grump

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a fit of ill humor or sulkiness usually used in plural
2 : a person given to complaining

grump

verb
grumped; grumping; grumps

Definition of grump (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to utter in a grumpy manner

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Examples of grump in a Sentence

Noun

Our neighbor is an old grump. a real grump in the morning

Verb

those incessantly grumping patients were generally ignored by the nursing home staff he's been grumping about the house all morning because the golf tournament got rained out
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

As a new generation of college students gets ready to return to campus, I’m reminded of the late Allan Bloom, the University of Chicago professor, philosopher and — on the subject of university education — famously eloquent grump. Clarence Page, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Don’t make diversity the enemy of excellence," 13 Aug. 2019 Like me, Twitter realized that Prince Louis and his early-afternoon grump must be a spiritual soulmate. The Editors, Marie Claire, "The Reactions to Prince Louis' Trooping the Colour Grumpy Expression Are Priceless," 8 June 2019 In the gleefully deadly trailer, Evans plays the already iconic Ransom Thrombrey, the grump, scarf-wearing grandson of wealthy author Harlan Thrombrey (Charlie Plummer) who is found dead on the eve of his 85th birthday. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, "Knives Out Is Your Next Favourite Murder Mystery With An A-List Cast," 3 July 2019 And when Diana Rigg left, the glorious Rosemary Harris stepped in as the mother of Henry Higgins, the fusty grump played beautifully all along by Harry Hadden-Paton. New York Times, "The Week in Arts: Sarah Jessica Parker Back for More ‘Divorce’; a Farewell to ‘My Fair Lady’," 29 June 2019 However, George did join William and Kate on their tour of Australia in 2014 and was the grumpiest grump that ever grumped. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Everything We Know About Prince William and Kate Middleton's Potential Tour of Asia This Fall," 24 June 2019 Here, your grump-free guide to becoming a morning person. 1. Kelly Mickle, Woman's Day, "11 Sleeping Tips To Help You Wake Up in the Best Mood," 4 Aug. 2016 Costner's character is basically a domineering grump. Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Yellowstone': TV Review," 18 June 2018 Part Terminator and part jacked-up, middle-age grump, Cable carries a teddy bear and a mean streak from his dystopian far-flung future, creating a deadly adversary for Deadpool. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: Delightfully wacky 'Deadpool 2' raises the superhero bar from hit original," 14 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

However, George did join William and Kate on their tour of Australia in 2014 and was the grumpiest grump that ever grumped. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Everything We Know About Prince William and Kate Middleton's Potential Tour of Asia This Fall," 24 June 2019 Though this year, his little brother might have out grumped him. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "Prince George Is Adorable at Trooping the Colour 2019," 8 June 2019 Regina grumped out of the bedroom and pressed the manual start. Neal Pollack, Popular Mechanics, "Good Morning, Gadgets: Why I Start My Day With Smart Machines," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of grump

Noun

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1875, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for grump

Noun

obsolete English grumps snubs, slights

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grump

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grump

informal : a person who is often angry or who often complains

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