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grouchy

[ grou-chee ]
/ ˈgraʊ tʃi /
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adjective, grouch·i·er, grouch·i·est.
sullenly discontented; sulky; morose; ill-tempered.
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Origin of grouchy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM grouchy

grouch·i·ly, adverbgrouch·i·ness, noun

Other definitions for grouchy (2 of 2)

Grouchy
[ groo-shee ]
/ gruˈʃi /

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
/ (ˈɡraʊtʃɪ) /

adjective grouchier or grouchiest
informal bad-tempered; tending to complain; peevish

Derived forms of grouchy

grouchily, adverbgrouchiness, noun
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