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sourpuss

[ souuhr-poos, sou-er- ]
/ ˈsaʊərˌpʊs, ˈsaʊ ər- /
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noun Informal.

a person having a grouchy disposition that is often accompanied by a scowling facial expression.

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Origin of sourpuss

First recorded in 1935–40; sour + puss2
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British Dictionary definitions for sourpuss

sourpuss
/ (ˈsaʊəˌpʊs) /

noun

informal a person whose facial expression or nature is habitually gloomy or sullen

Word Origin for sourpuss

C20: from sour + puss ²
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