- 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 grouser
E wasn't arf a grouser, an' 'e 'ad good luck all the bloomin' time.Mud and Khaki
Malcolm turned, and found that the speaker was Grouser Joliffe.A Lively Bit of the Front
Percy F. Westerman
The "grouser" is always with us, and sometimes gives trouble.The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt
James W. Barrett
Do what I will my pen carries me away and I find myself writing like an ill-conditioned "grouser."Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
Grouser—he had not been with the Battalion long—found vent for his feelings.Norman Ten Hundred
A. Stanley Blicq
- (intr) to grumble; complain
- a persistent complaint
- Australian and NZ slang excellent
Word Origin and History for grouser
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.