curmudgeon

[ ker-muhj-uhn ]
/ kərˈmʌdʒ ən /

noun

a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.

Origin of curmudgeon

1570–80; unexplained; perhaps cur- representing cur

Related forms

cur·mudg·eon·ly, adjective
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curmudgeon

/ (kɜːˈmʌdʒən) /

noun

a surly or miserly person

Derived Forms

curmudgeonly, adjective

Word Origin for curmudgeon

C16: of unknown origin
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