- to grumble; complain: I've never met anyone who grouses so much about his work.
- a complaint.
Origin of grouse2
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Examples from the Web for groused
And, he groused that Apple builds almost all of its products in China.Donald Trump, Still Wacky, Rips Republicans at CPAC
March 15, 2013
At the time, 13 against was considered a lot, and Republicans groused about that.The GOP’s Absurd Attack on Susan Rice Over Benghazi
November 20, 2012
"You told my chief of staff that it was urgent," Sir Harold groused.The Dueling Machine
Benjamin William Bova
"You bet it's only seniors who'll have any luck," groused Diana, who was still in the depths of despondency.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
The men didn't seem overglad to see us, and groused a good deal about the extra crowding.A Yankee in the Trenches
R. Derby Holmes
She groused, but submitted to the inevitable, and enjoyed herself very much when once she had made the plunge and started forth.Loyal to the School
We groused at the amount of drills and night operations, to being hut orderlies, going on guard, and so on.
- (intr) to grumble; complain
- a persistent complaint
- Australian and NZ slang excellent
Word Origin and History for groused
type of game bird, 1530s, grows (plural, used collectively), of unknown origin, possibly from Latin or Welsh.
"complain," 1885 (implied in grousergroucer, from Old French groucier "to murmur, grumble," of imitative origin (cf. Greek gru "a grunt," gruzein "to grumble"). Related: Groused; grousing. As a noun from 1918, from the verb.