/ (ˈmɛldruː) /
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informal a person, esp a middle-aged or elderly man, who is habitually peevish, pessimistic, and cynical; curmudgeon
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Derived forms of MeldrewMeldrewish, 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
Words nearby Meldrew
Melchior, Melchite, Melchizedek, meld, melder, Meldrew, Meleager, Meleagrides, melee, melena, M.El.Eng.
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