American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A habitually complaining or irritable person.
- n. A grumbling or sulky mood: in a grouch about the long line for tickets.
- n. A complaint; a grudge: had only one grouch against the landlord.
- v. To grumble or sulk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fit of sulkiness.
- To be sullen or morose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A bad-tempered person.
- v. to complain habitually, especially about minor or routine annoyances.
- v. show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
- n. a bad-tempered person
- From Middle English grucchen, to grumble, complain; see grudge. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“As the convicts would say, it had a "grouch" against the world.”
“But the Templeton's most famous baby is the young field of Positive Psychology, launched by University of Pennsylvania's Martin Seligman after his five-year-old daughter accused him of being a "grouch" and he resolved improve his outlook.”
“Ha! I think I see myself!" exclaimed the "grouch," as he looked for a seaweed-cushioned rock whereon to sit.”
“He and the girls, in common with the other members of the Comet Film Company, had to portray many different scenes in the course of a season's work, and though some of it was distasteful, it was seldom objected to by anyone, unless perhaps by Pepper Sneed, the "grouch," or perhaps by Mr. Wellington Bunn, an actor of the old school, who could not reconcile himself to the silent drama.”
“Well, you'll get some without looking for it, if you ride that mule," declared the "grouch," as he walked off.”
“Sneed, who had come to be known as the "grouch" of the company.”
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