Origin of grutch
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.