verb (used without object)
Origin of grump
Related Words for grumpmalcontent, crab, bear, complainer, grouch, sorehead, sourpuss, whiner, curmudgeon
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Contemporary Examples of 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
October 27, 2013
Historical Examples of grump
Presently there was a stir near the door, and Grump and Pet entered.
Grump arose, and softly went to a corner which was hidden by the chimney.
From that time forth "Grump" was the only name by which the man was known.
As a matter of fact, he was on friendly terms with everybody—he had no grouch and never got in a grump.
I bet old Grump wont be mad at the scouts any more; hell see that theyre dauntless andsomething or other.Roy Blakeley's Motor Caravan
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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.