noun, plural grouse, grous·es.
Words nearby grouse
Origin of grouse1
OTHER WORDS FROM grousegrouse·less, adjectivegrouse·like, adjective
Definition for grouse (2 of 3)
verb (used without object), groused, grous·ing.
Origin of grouse2
OTHER WORDS FROM grousegrous·er, noun
Definition for grouse (3 of 3)
adjective Australian Slang.
Origin of grouse3
Examples from the Web for grouse
One remaining letter thanks a friend for sending some grouse and a book, the former described as “splendid.”
Wood pigeon, pheasant, partridge, grouse, peacocks, hares, wild rabbits, and waterfowl are all dietary staples.
Indeed, when Wallace invited her to grouse about the media being “in the tank for Barack Obama,” Ann largely demurred.
He went on to grouse that Rove “buried more Republican candidates than any other consultant.”
Some Republicans will grouse at the new data because it makes their economic-incompetence argument harder to make.Strengthening Job Market Lifts Economy, Obama's Reelection Hopes|John Avlon|January 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We saw a good covey of grouse close to the camp, but they were very wild.Sport in Vancouver and Newfoundland|John Rogers
Gusty, shooting the grouse on the moors, had found his purse emptied of its last coin.Johnny Ludlow. First Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
Here elk and deer are bred, there are abundant hares and rabbits, and also woodcock, grouse and snipe shooting.America, Volume I (of 6)|Joel Cook
The mischief of it is that you cannot, with grouse, make sure of giving her these fair trials just when you wish.The Art and Practice of Hawking|Edward B. Michell
Grouse rose almost under their horses' hoofs, to sit bright-eyed on adjacent limbs, watching the travellers.Desert Conquest|A. M. Chisholm