[ gruhm-pee ]
/ ˈgrʌm pi /
adjective, grump·i·er, grump·i·est.
surly or ill-tempered; discontentedly or sullenly irritable; grouchy.
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Origin of grumpy
1770–80; grump expressive word, first attested in the phrase humps and grumps slights and snubs + -y1
OTHER WORDS FROM grumpygrump·i·ly, adverbgrump·i·ness, nounun·grump·y, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for grumpiest
"You're the grumpiest old curmudgeon I ever knew," said Gordon, interrupting my cogitations.A Top-Floor Idyl|George van Schaick
British Dictionary definitions for grumpiest
/ (ˈɡrʌmpɪ) /
adjective grumpier or grumpiest
peevish; sulkyAlso: grumpish
Derived forms of grumpygrumpily or grumpishly, adverbgrumpiness or grumpishness, noun
Word Origin for grumpy
C18: from grump + -y 1
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