American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Tending to complain or grumble; peevish or grumpy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sullen; morose; peevish; grouty.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. given to complaining or grumbling; prone to show annoyance at slight provocation; irritable.
- adj. annoyed and irritable
- From grouch + -y. Originally US college student slang. (Wiktionary)
“The reason people are grouchy is because they are starting to wake up and realize that the FEEL-GOOD-DON'T-SWEAT-THE-DETAILS ELECTION OF 2008 is having some pretty costly consequences.”
“The only way that people have a "right" to be grouchy is if they are "ACTIVELY" engaged in doing something about the problems.”
“As a Democrat, the only reason I'm grouchy is because I'm sick and tired of the endless negativity and criticism by the right, on every nit-picking thing they can come up with.”
“First Impression: Oscar is described as grouchy, likely thanks to Oscar the Grouch of Sesame Street fame.”
“I didnt acctually cook on my own till I was about 12 years old, I am the oldest of 4 kids and my youngest sister was hungry one day and the only thing I could figure out how to cook was a grilled chease sandwich... at that time she called a grouchy sandwich she was 6”
“– and "grouchy" is a gross understatement for the suffering that so many American citizens are now subjected to because of it.”
“(Bert, too, is described as grouchy; none of the characters, in fact, is especially sunshiney except maybe Ernie, who also seems slow.) "We might not be able to create a character like Oscar now," she said.”
“He was long known as a grouchy shoe-maker, but was sanitized in the 1950s by advertisers and Walt Disney.”
“In the television ad ... the apple character is named Bad Apple and is described as grouchy and sour and depicted as meddling and scheming," they wrote.”
“Therefore, if you don't already have proper kids bedding for this purpose, it's time to shop for one now … unless you like the idea of grouchy kids in the morning.”
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