noun Etymology: 2puss Date: 1937 grouch, killjoy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sourpuss — 1937, from SOUR (Cf. sour) (adj.) + PUSS (Cf. puss) (2) face …   Etymology dictionary

  • sourpuss — [n] grouch bellyacher*, crab, crank, crosspatch, curmudgeon, faultfinder, griper, growler, grumbler, grump*, killjoy, moaner, sorehead*, sulker, whiner; concepts 412,423 …   New thesaurus

  • sourpuss — ► NOUN informal ▪ a bad tempered or sullen person …   English terms dictionary

  • sourpuss — ☆ sourpuss [sour′poos΄ ] n. Slang a person who has a gloomy or disagreeable expression or nature …   English World dictionary

  • sourpuss — UK [ˈsaʊə(r)ˌpʊs] / US [ˈsaʊrˌpʊs] noun [countable] Word forms sourpuss : singular sourpuss plural sourpusses informal someone who often looks and behaves as if they are dissatisfied …   English dictionary

  • sourpuss — [“sau3> pus] n. a grouchy or frowning person. (See also picklepuss.) □ What a sourpuss! He makes King Kong look sweet. □ Don’t be a sourpuss, baby cakes …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sourpuss — /soweur poos , sow euhr /, n. Informal. a person having a grouchy disposition that is often accompanied by a scowling facial expression. [1935 40; SOUR + PUSS2] * * * …   Universalium

  • sourpuss — noun A person who is habitually gloomy, sullen or miserable …   Wiktionary

  • sourpuss — Synonyms and related words: bellyacher, brooder, complainer, crab, crank, crosspatch, depressive, gloomy Gus, griper, grouch, grouser, kicker, killjoy, malcontent, melancholiac, melancholic, mope, sorehead, spoilsport, wet blanket …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sourpuss — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. killjoy, gripe, curmudgeon; see grouch . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. Sl. *crab, grouch, *bellyacher, *picklepuss. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Slang. A person who habitually complains or grumbles: complainer, crab,… …   English dictionary for students

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