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Monday, March 19, 2012

Definitions for carp

  1. To find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably.
  2. A peevish complaint.

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Citations for carp
She'd been carping about money lately – or not carping, but she'd inserted a few pointed remarks about pulling your own weight into the prolonged and intent silences that were her specialty – so he thought she'd be pleased. Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
And knowing he could not touch her by persuasion, he carped at her and teased her like a schoolboy. Anton Chekhov, "Excellent People," Chekhov's Doctors: A Collection of Chekhov's Medical Tales
Origin of carp
1200-1250
Carp comes from the Old Norse word karpa which meant "to brag or haggle."