- sullenly discontented; sulky; morose; ill-tempered.
Origin of grouchy
- Em·ma·nu·el [e-ma-ny-el] /ɛ ma nüˈɛl/, Marquis de,1766–1847, French general.
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Examples from the Web for grouchy
Well, I was that grouchy I wouldn't look at myself in the glass.Shorty McCabe
"I don't play to the grandstand," growled the grouchy pitcher.Baseball Joe in the Big League
It is said that he waited for Grouchy to join him before the close of the action.The Political History of England - Vol XI
But ask them of somebody other than his grouchy eight-year-old bodyguard.Deathworld
The boys waved their hands in farewell to the grouchy sentry.The Battleship Boys in Foreign Service
Frank Gee Patchin
- informal bad-tempered; tending to complain; peevish
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Word Origin and History for grouchy
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