grutch

[gruhch]
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noun, verb (used with or without object) British Dialect.


Nearby words

  1. gruntled,
  2. grup,
  3. gruppetto,
  4. grus,
  5. grushie,
  6. gruyere,
  7. gruyère,
  8. gryke,
  9. gryllid,
  10. grylloblattid

Origin of grutch

1175–1225; Middle English. See grudge

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Examples from the Web for 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

grutch

v.

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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