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  • n. Plural form of grump.
  • n. a fit of bad temper


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • To boot, the Raging Grannies and two male guitar-playing "grumps" will sing protest songs against depleted uranium munitions stored at Naval Magazine Indian Island, for a special on public access cable TV in Jefferson County.

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  • Jessica Watson admits to sailing 'grumps' Jessica Watson felt "grumpy" at times before her round the world voyage, fearing she hadn't built up enough experience for such a momentous challenge. | Top Stories

  • The huge prevalence of texting, the internet, instant messaging and social networking means – however much dame-school grumps may deplore the fractured grammar and emoticons – the generation emerging is more engaged with the written word than any in living memory.

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  • By 5pm today, remove or block all the negative grumps on your Facebook and Twitter lists; make an appointment to see one person who's been really supportive of your work; whenever good or positive thoughts or people emerge, think of ways to sustain, develop, nurture, augment and encourage them.

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  • But I figured there are always a few grumps in the bunch who will find a way to make themselves miserable about things. Patricia D. White to Be Dean of University of Miami School of Law

  • Less harrowing is Jo Brand On Kissing Tue, 9pm, BBC4, in which the stand-up grumps her way through an investigation into the history, etiquette and cultural significance of smooching.

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  • Nolte has long been top of the casting list for grizzled grumps, but the simple reason for that is he's so darned good at it.

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  • He's in full-nut mode in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week where he grumps about the decision from federal Judge Paul Magnuson that quite accurately pointed out the illegality of metro Atlanta withdrawing water all these years from Lake Lanier.

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  • Samuel Johnson was notoriously tissocky when he was by himself, preferring to be in company (records Mrs Thrale) if he could at all help it; and it is a pity that when he was compiling A Dictionary of the English Language my mother was not at hand, to whisper the word in his ear, furnishing English-users thereafter with the ultimate descriptive tool for an attack of the melancholy grumps.

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  • He grumps he doesn't have as much money as his friends.

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