[ grinch ]
/ grɪntʃ /
a person or thing that spoils or dampens the pleasure of others.
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Origin of grinch
Coined by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) in the children’s bookHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957), the Grinch being the central misanthropic character
Words nearby grinch
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Example sentences from the Web for grinch
Yep, the song the Whos sing in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Worst Christmas Presents Ever You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
This movie is so offensive even the Grinch would be grossed out.
British Dictionary definitions for grinch
/ (ɡrɪntʃ) /
US informal a person whose lack of enthusiasm or bad temper has a depressing effect on others
Word Origin for grinch
C20: from a character in the 1957 children's book How the Grinch stole Christmas by Dr Seuss (1904–91), US writer and illustrator, whose full name was Theodor Seuss Geisel
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