from The Century Dictionary.
- Thick, muddy, or dreggy, as liquor.
- Sulky; surly; cross.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective colloq. Cross; sulky; sullen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Turbidas with liquor.
Angryor surly, sulky.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Been quite 'grouty' all the vacation, 'black as Erebus.'
"Ho, ho, you feel kind of grouty, eh?" said the blacksmith.
Carina Chocano in the Los Angeles Times: "For all its sly appraisals, grouty surfaces and hard-luck situations, The Italian is underneath it all a fairy-tale, though the thought doesn't crystallize until later."
Waltham, -- exactly whereabout in Waltham he did not know, but, of course, he could easily find out, -- and, without exciting the grouty old salt's suspicions of false play, make sure of the cotton at his own price.
Frank, who seemed to be getting his harness into a worse snarl, in his grouty attempts to get it out of one.
The postmaster was a grouty old store-keeper who, through political influence, retained his position in spite of the efforts of the town's-folk to oust him.
And you moped about with a short draw in your chist, and seemed bound to be a grouty old man in the chimney corner that could niver lift a stroke for your childer, ah 'you didn't see the good luck, you know, Tim -- but when the prisident sent the bran new cow with a card tied to one horn, an' Connor read it when he came home from school: '_For Tim
Richard H. Dana wrote, confidentially, that "Seward was awful grouty."
"I often notice that the portrait of grouty old Biagio attracts more attention than any other of the nearly three hundred figures in the picture."
Captain Grant, beginning to believe that he should, after all, sell a little above the bottom of the market, took his leave for his home among the Waltham hills, a little less grouty than when he entered.