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.
No sooner, however, had Broady extricated himself from Grump's grasp than he drew his revolver and fired.
Grump had risen upon one elbow, and was stealthily feeling with his other hand under the Pet's head.
British Dictionary definitions for grump
Word Origin for grump
Word Origin and History 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.