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grouch

noun

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1 an irritable and complaining person
  • an uncle who is a real grouch when he's sick

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3 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
  • it wouldn't be a workday if we didn't hear his daily grouch about how bad the coffee is

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grouch

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of grouch (Entry 2 of 2)

to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • always seems to be grouching about the weather

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The first known use of grouch was circa 1895

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“Grouch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grouch. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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