[souuh r-poo s, sou-er-]

noun Informal.

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

Origin of sourpuss

First recorded in 1935–40; sour + puss2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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Word Origin and History for sourpuss

1937, from sour (adj.) + puss (n.2) "face."

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