Things go well until Oscar the grouch is diagnosed with a burst appendix and Romney discovers he is uninsured.
Even Drummond was shaken out of his professional calm, not to mention his grouch.
You have—er—impressed me as a boy with, to use a vulgar expression, a grouch.
Say, for the love of Pete, I couldn't tell what it was gave me a grouch.
"Everybody has a grouch," observed Sarah cheerfully when they sat down to dinner.
Christian Scientists do not have either the grouch or the meddler's itch.
"I think she is a grouch," said a stout girl at the table, turning suddenly.
One of the grouches had recently visited the old friend, and, naturally, the other grouch wanted news of the Benedict.
And it was all caused by the fact that Hopalong Cassidy had a grouch, and a big one.
"Chuck over your grouch," I laughed, although his proposition interested me.
"ill-tempered person," 1896, earlier "state of irritable glumness" (1890, in expressions such as to have a grouch on), U.S. college student slang, of uncertain origin, possibly from grutching "complaint, grumbling" (see grutch).
The Grouch, on the other Hand, gave a correct Imitation of a Bear with a Sore Toe. His Conversation was largely made up of Grunts. He carried a Facial Expression that frightened little Children in Street Cars and took all the Starch out of sentimental Young Ladies. He seemed perpetually to carry the Hoof-Marks of a horrible Nightmare. [George Ade, "People You Know," 1902]The verb is 1916, from the noun. Related: Grouched; grouching. Grouch bag "purse for carrying hidden money" (1908) is the source of the nickname of U.S. comedian Julius "Groucho" Marx (1890-1977), who supposedly carried his money in one to poker games.