grouse

2
[ 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

2
1850–55; origin uncertain; cf. grouch

OTHER WORDS FROM grouse

grous·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for grousing (1 of 2)

grouse1
/ (ɡraʊs) /

verb

(intr) to grumble; complain

noun

a persistent complaint

Derived forms of grouse

grouser, noun

Word Origin for grouse

C19: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for grousing (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

Derived forms of grouse

grouselike, adjective

Word Origin for grouse

C16: of unknown origin
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