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sourball

[souuh r-bawl, sou-er-]
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noun
  1. a round piece of hard candy with a tart or acid fruit flavoring.
  2. Informal. a chronic grouch.

Origin of sourball

First recorded in 1895–1900; sour + ball1
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Word Origin and History for sourball

n.

1900 as "constantly grumbling person;" 1914 as a type of candy; from sour (adj.) + ball (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper