[ gruhch ]
/ grʌtʃ /

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

Origin of grutch

1175–1225; Middle English. See grudge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for grutches



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper