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grouse

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[ grous ]
/ graʊs /
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noun, plural grouse, grous·es.

any of numerous gallinaceous birds of the subfamily Tetraoninae.Compare black grouse, capercaillie, ruffed grouse, spruce grouse.
British. the red grouse.

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Origin of grouse

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First recorded in 1525–35; origin uncertain
grouseless, adjectivegrouselike, adjective

Definition for grouse (2 of 3)

grouse2
[ grous ]
/ graʊs /
Informal.

verb (used without object), groused, grous·ing.

to grumble; complain: I've never met anyone who grouses so much about his work.

noun

a complaint.

Origin of grouse

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1850–55; origin uncertain; cf. grouch
grouser, noun

Definition for grouse (3 of 3)

grouse3
[ grous ]
/ graʊs /

adjective Australian Slang.

excellent; great; wonderful.

Origin of grouse

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First recorded in 1940–45; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for grouse (1 of 2)

grouse1
/ (ɡraʊs) /

verb

(intr) to grumble; complain

noun

a persistent complaint
grouser, noun
C19: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for grouse (2 of 2)

grouse2
/ (ɡraʊs) /

noun plural grouse or grouses

any gallinaceous bird of the family Tetraonidae, occurring mainly in the N hemisphere, having a stocky body and feathered legs and feet. They are popular game birdsSee also black grouse, red grouse

adjective

Australian and NZ slang excellent
grouselike, adjective
C16: of unknown origin
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