grump
I. noun Etymology: obsolete English grumps snubs, slights Date: 1844 1. a fit of ill humor or sulkiness — usually used in plural 2. a person given to complaining II. verb Date: 1875 intransitive verb 1. sulk 2. grumble, complain transitive verb to utter in a grumpy manner

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  • grump — grump·i·ly; grump·i·ness; grump·ish; grump; …   English syllables

  • grump — [grump] n. [prob. echoic of ill tempered cry] 1. [often pl.] a fit of bad humor 2. a grumpy person vi. to complain and grumble …   English World dictionary

  • grump — /grump/, n. 1. a person given to constant complaining. 2. Informal. the grumps, a depressed or sulky mood. v.i. 3. to complain or sulk. [1835 45; prob. back formation from GRUMPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • grump — [ grʌmp ] noun count INFORMAL someone who complains a lot and is rarely happy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grump — ill humor, 1727, in humps and grumps surly remarks, later the grumps a fit of ill humor (1844), then a person in ill humor (1900); perhaps an extended sense of grum morose, surly, which probably is related to Dan. grum cruel; or perhaps suggested …   Etymology dictionary

  • grump — [n] cranky person bear*, complainer, crab*, curmudgeon, grouch, malcontent, sorehead*, sourpuss*, whiner; concepts 412,423 …   New thesaurus

  • grump — informal ► NOUN 1) a grumpy person. 2) a fit of sulking. ► VERB ▪ act in a sulky, grumbling manner. ORIGIN imitative of sounds expressing displeasure …   English terms dictionary

  • grump — UK [ɡrʌmp] / US noun [countable] Word forms grump : singular grump plural grumps informal someone who complains a lot and is rarely happy …   English dictionary

  • grump — An anatomical word describing the space between your eyebrows that scrunches when you are irritated. Rogi is going to have a temper tantrum. His grump is huge! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • grump — An anatomical word describing the space between your eyebrows that scrunches when you are irritated. Rogi is going to have a temper tantrum. His grump is huge! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • grump — [[t]grʌmp[/t]] n. 1) cvb a grumpy person 2) cvb inf the grumps, a depressed mood 3) cvb to complain or sulk • Etymology: 1835–45; prob. back formation from grumpy grump′ish, adj …   From formal English to slang

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