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Origin of curmudgeon
OTHER WORDS FROM curmudgeoncur·mudg·eon·ly, adjective
Words nearby curmudgeon
Example sentences from the Web for curmudgeon
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.