[ grouch ]
/ graʊtʃ /

verb (used without object)

to be sulky or morose; show discontent; complain, especially in an irritable way.


a sulky, complaining, or morose person.
a sulky, irritable, or morose mood.

Origin of grouch

1890–95, Americanism; variant of obsolete grutch < Old French groucher to grumble. See grudge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for grouch

/ (ɡraʊtʃ) informal /

verb (intr)

to complain; grumble


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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