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grutch

[gruhch] /grʌtʃ/
noun, verb (used with or without object), British Dialect.
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Origin of grutch
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English. See grudge
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  • Ain't he all I've got in the wide world and you grutch me that?

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
Word Origin and History for grutch
v.

c.1200, grucchen, "to murmur, complain," from Old French grouchier "to murmur, to grumble," of unknown origin, probably ultimately imitative. Meaning "to begrudge" is c.1400. Cf. gruccild (early 13c.) "woman who complains," from grutch + suffix of unknown origin. Related: Grutched; grutching. As a noun from c.1400.

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