noun see curmudgeon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • curmudgeon — [kə: mʌdʒ(ə)n] noun a bad tempered or surly person. Derivatives curmudgeonliness noun curmudgeonly adjective Origin C16: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

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