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grump

[ gruhmp ]
/ grʌmp /
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noun

a person given to constant complaining.
Informal.the grumps, a depressed or sulky mood.

verb (used without object)

to complain or sulk.

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Origin of grump

First recorded in 1835–45; probably back formation from grumpy
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British Dictionary definitions for grump

grump
/ (ɡrʌmp) informal /

noun

a surly or bad-tempered person
(plural) a sulky or morose mood (esp in the phrase have the grumps)

verb

(intr) to complain or grumble

Word Origin for grump

C18: dialect grump surly remark, probably of imitative origin
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