- 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 grousing
For all our grousing about political dynasties, Americans clearly have a thing for them.Why America Needs Cheney. No, the Other Cheney.
April 23, 2014
But of course it'll take about five days before people on the left are back to grousing about him again.The Movement Made Him Do It
May 9, 2012
Now, the GOP is grousing that Obama has appointed former Sen. Alan Simpson—a Republican!The Right Stifles Debate
March 19, 2010
"Grousing" is Tommy Atkins for grumbling, which is an Englishman's birthright.Khartoum Campaign, 1898
No doubt you were often bored, and did your share of grousing.John Brown
Captain R. W. Campbell
Grousing because he can't sit in an easy-chair and swig toddies no end!Pirates' Hope
I suppose he was grousing and grumbling about that when you went out for a walk this afternoon.The Graftons
After all, Richenda's "grousing" was a little spoiling her fun.The Story of Louie
- (intr) to grumble; complain
- a persistent complaint
- Australian and NZ slang excellent
Word Origin and History for grousing
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.