[ souuh r-poo s, sou-er- ]
/ ˈsaʊərˌpʊs, ˈsaʊ ər- /
a person having a grouchy disposition that is often accompanied by a scowling facial expression.
sorehead, grump, crank, crab, killjoy, growler, whiner, curmudgeon, crosspatch, faultfinder, griper, sulker
Origin of sourpuss
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Examples from the Web for sourpuss
Better that I leave the seminary than stay and become a sourpuss.A Catholic Ex-Banker on Pope Francis’s Radical Views|Chris Lowney|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bob C. always thought Bob L. was a sourpuss, too "corrosive."
/ (ˈsaʊəˌpʊs) /
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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