Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The earlier form of grudge, still in dialectal use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb obsolete See grudge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to murmur, complain
  • noun a complaint

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French grouchier "to grumble", in Middle English from c. 1200 (as grucchen). As a noun from c. 1400. See also grudge, grouch, grouse.

Examples

  • Why therefore should you grutch so sore as my welfare:

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • I'll find another way to make her quiet; or she shall have but very small Allowance: She tells me, Grief will kill her very shortly: I wish it wou'd, I shou'dn't grutch the Charges of giving her a Coffin and a Grave.

    The London-Bawd: With Her Character and Life Discovering the Various and Subtle Intrigues of Lewd Women

  • Ain't he all I've got in the wide world and you grutch me that?

    Still Jim

  • But I am a man who may grutch and grumble, but when I have set my face to do a thing I will not turn my back upon it until it be done.

    The White Company

  • But I am a man who may grutch and grumble, but when I have set my face to do a thing I will not turn my back upon it until it be done.

    The White Company

  • "Bill has an awful grutch agin preachers," said Mrs. Buttles, as she wiped her hands on her apron.

    Other Main-Travelled Roads

  • "That's right," said the cow boss; "I'd hate to have him get a grutch agin me."

    The Eagle's Heart

  • "Dad has an awful grutch agin preachers," said Mrs. Bacon, as she wiped her hands on her apron.

    Prairie Folks

  • But I am a man who may grutch and grumble, but when I have set my face to do a thing I will not turn my back upon it until it be done.

    The White Company

  • But I am a man who may grutch and grumble, but when I have set my face to do a thing I will not turn my back upon it until it be done.

    The White Company

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