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sourball

[ souuhr-bawl, sou-er- ]
/ ˈsaʊərˌbɔl, ˈsaʊ ər- /
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noun
a round piece of hard candy with a tart or acid fruit flavoring.
Informal. a chronic grouch.
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Origin of sourball

First recorded in 1895–1900; sour + ball1
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How to use sourball in a sentence

  • Ralph Addington degenerated into what Honey described as "the human sourball."

    Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore
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