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grump

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noun \ˈgrəmp\

Definition of grump

  1. 1 :  a fit of ill humor or sulkiness —usually used in plural

  2. 2 :  a person given to complaining

Examples of grump in a Sentence

  1. Our neighbor is an old grump.

  2. a real grump in the morning

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Origin and Etymology of grump

obsolete English grumps snubs, slights


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grump

verb

Definition of grump

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  sulk

  3. 2 :  grumble, complain

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to utter in a grumpy manner

Examples of grump in a Sentence

  1. those incessantly grumping patients were generally ignored by the nursing home staff

  2. he's been grumping about the house all morning because the golf tournament got rained out

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First Known Use of grump

1875


GRUMP Defined for English Language Learners

grump

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noun

Definition of grump for English Language Learners

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



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