Meldrew

noun
  1. informal a person, esp a middle-aged or elderly man, who is habitually peevish, pessimistic, and cynical; curmudgeon
Derived FormsMeldrewish, adjective

Word Origin for Meldrew

C20: named after Victor Meldrew, curmudgeonly hero of the 1990s BBC television situation comedy One Foot in the Grave, written by David Renwick
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