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grumpy

or grump路ish

[ gruhm-pee ]
/ 藞gr蕦m pi /
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adjective, grump路i路er, grump路i路est.
surly or ill-tempered; discontentedly or sullenly irritable; grouchy.
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Origin of grumpy

1770鈥80; grump expressive word, first attested in the phrase humps and grumps slights and snubs + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM grumpy

grump路i路ly, adverbgrump路i路ness, nounun路grump路y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grumpy

grumpy
/ (藞伞r蕦mp瑟) /

adjective grumpier or grumpiest
peevish; sulkyAlso: grumpish

Derived forms of grumpy

grumpily or grumpishly, adverbgrumpiness or grumpishness, noun

Word Origin for grumpy

C18: from grump + -y 1
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