verb (used without object)
Origin of grump
Examples from the Web for grump
Punk old-timer Legs McNeil on how, despite his best efforts at acting like a grump, the Velvet Underground front man was beloved.What Lou Reed Was Really Like: Legs McNeil’s Tribute to the Velvet Underground Legend|Legs McNeil|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The doubter was there before him, and saw a big tear in the corner of each of Grump's eyes.
I tell you, Mr. Grump, this city has mighty few men such as you.
Presently there was a stir near the door, and Grump and Pet entered.
Word Origin for grump
"ill-humor," 1727, in humps and grumps "surly remarks," later the grumps "a fit of ill-humor" (1844), then "a person in ill humor" (1900); perhaps an extended sense of grum "morose, surly," which probably is related to Danish grum "cruel;" or perhaps suggested by grumble, grunt, etc.