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adjective, grum·mer, grum·mest. (of a person's appearance)
  1. grim; glum; surly.
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Origin of grum

1630–40; probably blend of grim and glum
Related formsgrum·ly, adverbgrum·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for grum

Historical Examples

  • He was valet-de-chambre, not coachman or grum, and could make nothing of horses.

    Ask Momma

    R. S. Surtees

  • To see him strut and swagger was a sight to make a grum growdy laugh.

  • The landlord was a “grum wretch,” with no soul for speculation.

  • Grum, grum, adj. morose: surly: deep in the throat, as a sound.

  • "He is that," said the grum, patting him on the neck, as though he were special fond on him.