Definition of Grouch

1. Noun. A bad-tempered person.

Exact synonyms: Churl, Crank, Crosspatch, Grump
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person
Specialized synonyms: Crab, Crabby Person, Fire-eater, Hothead, Misanthrope, Misanthropist
Derivative terms: Cranky, Grouchy, Grumpy



2. Verb. Show one's unhappiness or critical attitude. "We grumbled about the increased work load"
Exact synonyms: Grumble, Scold
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off
Derivative terms: Grumble, Grumbler, Scold, Scolder

Definition of Grouch

1. Noun. One who is grumpy or irritable. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To be grumpy or irritable; to complain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grouch

1. to complain [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: complain

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grouch

grotesquerie
grotesqueries
grotesquery
grotesques
grots
grottier
grottiest
grotto
grottoed
grottoes
grottolike
grottos
grottowork
grottoworks
grotty
grouch (current term)
grouched
groucher
grouchers
grouches
grouchier
grouchiest
grouchily
grouchiness
grouchinesses
grouching
grouchy
groud
grouds
grouf

Literary usage of Grouch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"When others act as if the bookworm had them the grouch applies his guaranteed ... The wheels of industry hum when the grouch is around—they have to. ..."

2. Tales of the Trail: A Book of Western Sketches in Verse by James William Foley (1914)
"Ol' grouch says when weather is good fer th' corn Thet it's knockin' th' tar outen wheat. An' he says thet no feller was ever yet born Who's got this mixed ..."

3. Tales of the Trail: A Book of Western Sketches in Verse by James William Foley (1914)
"Ol' grouch is afeard ef we have a wet spring Thet he can't git his seed in ... Ol' grouch says when weather is good fer th' corn Thet it's knockin' th' tar ..."

4. Uncle Walt: Walt Mason the Poet Philosopher by Walt Mason (1910)
"... IT'S ALL very well to be nursing a grouch, when everything travels awry, and you haven't the pieces-of-eight in your pouch to pay for a cranberry pie; ..."

5. Walt Mason, His Book by Walt Mason (1916)
"T'S ALL very well to be nursing a grouch, when everything travels awry, and you haven't the pieces-of-eight in your pouch to pay for a cranberry pie; ..."

6. The American Stage of To-day by Walter Prichard Eaton (1908)
"AUDIENCES —A SPRING grouch WAS it Richard Hovey who said that " Success is in the silences, though fame is in the song " ? Those words came floating up in ..."

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