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Monday, April 02, 2012

Definitions for grouse

  1. To grumble; complain.
  2. A complaint.

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Citations for grouse
Today, he went on to grouse about some "pipsqueak" new arrival at Claverack who was only thirteen. Lionel Shriver, We Need To Talk About Kevin
He continued to grouse as they headed toward the taxi line. James Rollins, The Doomsday Key
Origin of grouse
Grouse originally referred to a type of bird. It is uncertain why it began to mean "to complain," though it bears a resemblance to the word grouch.