- a person or thing that spoils or dampens the pleasure of others.
Origin of grinch
Related Words for grinchpessimist, complainer, grouch, whiner, dampener, doomsdayer, grinch, damper, downer, drag, killjoy, malcontent, sourpuss, marplot, proser, spoilsport, drip, fuddy-duddy, stick-in-the-mud
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- US informal a person whose lack of enthusiasm or bad temper has a depressing effect on others
Word Origin for grinch
Word Origin and History for grinch
"spoilsport;" all usages trace to Dr. Seuss' 1957 book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."