grouchy

[grou-chee]

adjective, grouch·i·er, grouch·i·est.

sullenly discontented; sulky; morose; ill-tempered.

Nearby words

  1. grotius, hugo,
  2. groton,
  3. grotto,
  4. grotty,
  5. grouch,
  6. grouchy, emmanuel, marquis de,
  7. grough,
  8. ground,
  9. ground alert,
  10. ground bait

Origin of grouchy

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; grouch + -y1

Related formsgrouch·i·ly, adverbgrouch·i·ness, noun

Grouchy

[groo-shee]

noun

Em·ma·nu·el [e-ma-ny-el] /ɛ ma nüˈɛl/, Marquis de,1766–1847, French general.
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British Dictionary definitions for grouchy

grouchy

adjective grouchier or grouchiest

informal bad-tempered; tending to complain; peevish
Derived Formsgrouchily, adverbgrouchiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for grouchy

grouchy

adj.

1895, U.S. college student slang, from grouch + -y (2). Related: Grouchily; grouchiness.

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