grouse

noun (1)
\ ˈgrau̇s How to pronounce grouse (audio) \
plural grouse or grouses

Definition of grouse

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: any of various chiefly ground-dwelling birds (family Tetraonidae) that are usually of reddish-brown or other protective color and have feathered legs and that include many important game birds

grouse

verb
groused; grousing

Definition of grouse (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: complain, grumble groused about the higher prices

grouse

noun (2)

Definition of grouse (Entry 3 of 3)

: complaint listened to their grouses about working conditions

Other Words from grouse

Verb

grouser noun

Examples of grouse in a Sentence

Verb She's been grousing to her boss about the working conditions. Fans have groused that the higher prices are unfair.

First Known Use of grouse

Noun (1)

1531, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1887, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grouse

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Verb

origin unknown

Noun (2)

derivative of grouse entry 2

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“Grouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grouse. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for grouse

grouse

noun
\ ˈgrau̇s How to pronounce grouse (audio) \
plural grouse

Kids Definition of grouse

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a brownish bird mostly of wooded areas that feeds especially on the ground and is sometimes hunted for food or sport

grouse

verb
groused; grousing

Kids Definition of grouse (Entry 2 of 2)

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