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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

Origin and Etymology of grump

obsolete English grumps snubs, slights


First Known Use: 1844


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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

1875

First Known Use of grump

1875


GRUMP Defined for English Language Learners

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grump

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noun \ˈgrəmp\

Definition of grump for English Language Learners

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



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