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grouch

[ grouch ]
/ graʊtʃ /
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verb (used without object)
to be sulky or morose; show discontent; complain, especially in an irritable way.
noun
a sulky, complaining, or morose person.
a sulky, irritable, or morose mood.
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Origin of grouch

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; variant of obsolete grutch, from Middle English grucchen, gruchen “to murmur, grumble,” from Old French grocier, grouchier “to grumble”; see grudge
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British Dictionary definitions for grouch

grouch
/ (ɡraʊtʃ) informal /

verb (intr)
to complain; grumble
noun
a complaint, esp a persistent one
a person who is always grumbling

Word Origin for grouch

C20: from obsolete grutch, from Old French grouchier to complain; see grudge
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