Origin of grutch

1175–1225; Middle English. See grudge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for grutch

Historical Examples of grutch

  • Ain't he all I've got in the wide world and you grutch me that?

    Still Jim

    Honor Willsie Morrow

Word Origin and History for grutch

c.1200, grucchen, "to murmur, complain," from Old French grouchier "to murmur, to grumble," of unknown origin, probably ultimately imitative. Meaning "to begrudge" is c.1400. Cf. gruccild (early 13c.) "woman who complains," from grutch + suffix of unknown origin. Related: Grutched; grutching. As a noun from c.1400.

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