Origin of curmudgeon
OTHER WORDS FROM curmudgeoncur·mudg·eon·ly, adjective
Words nearby curmudgeon
How to use curmudgeon in a sentence
Relishing the role of curmudgeon, he observed that the open range had sprouted sprawling suburbia, that old barns and rustic windmills had given way to sleek glass towers thrusting skyward in several of the nation’s largest cities.Larry McMurtry, award-winning novelist who pierced myths of his native Texas, dies at 84|Joe Holley|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
As a remorseless curmudgeon who scowls often at the insincerity that keeps tumbling out of sports during the covid-19 pandemic, I didn’t anticipate when this month began that I’d be feeling so good.March Madness has long been the NCAA’s Magic Eraser. This time it’s a highlighter.|Jerry Brewer|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
Chris Messina did such great work this year making a curmudgeon charming on The Mindy Project.
Instead, the former five-term congressman said, “They just look at me as a maverick curmudgeon.”Tom Tancredo Loses GOP Primary For Colorado Governor|Ben Jacobs|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In person, Messina is a bit like Danny, minus the curmudgeon qualities.Chris Messina Isn’t Just Dr. Castellano on ‘The Mindy Project’|Melissa Leon|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Saving Mr. Banks is more than a movie about a snippy curmudgeon who excels at amusing put downs.‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Is This Oscar Season’s Breath of Fresh Air|Kevin Fallon|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I don't think he is a curmudgeon, I think he just likes challenging climatic conditions.
Any scruples that he ever had on that score he had removed for himself by realizing that she was a curmudgeon.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
There was the surly old curmudgeon in whom the author vents his spleen, and who draws up eccentric wills.The English Stage|Augustin Filon
She was too happy to think that other people might consider Uncle Pinker a mean old curmudgeon.Narcissa, or the Road to Rome|Laura E. Richards
Ash copied the word into his dictionary in this manner: "Curmudgeon: from the French cœur unknown; and méchant, a correspondent."
Johnson, while composing his Dictionary, sent a note to the Gentleman's Magazine to inquire the etymology of the word curmudgeon.