grouch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v grouch show one's unhappiness or critical attitude "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong","We grumbled about the increased work load"
    • n grouch a bad-tempered person
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grouch A fit of sulkiness.
    • grouch To be sullen or morose.
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Quotations

  • Helen Rowland
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    “Woman! The peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch, and the sinner his justification!”

Usage

In literature:

He's the main grouch among 'em.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
No one cared whether he had a grouch or not.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Charles-Norton, in short, was accumulating, drop by drop, a masculine grouch.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
But he does feed the lines to his opposite, and Bebe happy is worth twice Bebe in a grouch.
"Blue-grass and Broadway" by Maria Thompson Daviess
You've been a grouch ever since we asked you to come along.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
The art of salesmanship is the art of winning, and there is no such animal as a successful drummer with a perpetual grouch.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
Who ever saw a kitten with a grouch?
"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung
I was working off a grouch; I needed speed.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
He has a grouch agin the universe.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
His name was Moody, his chief characteristic the determined grouch he had cherished since the advent of prohibition.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
The peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch, and the sinner his justification!
"A Guide to Men" by Helen Rowland
Query: Why is a grouch?
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
He has had what the officers call a vindictive grouch on ever since the day he was sent to prison.
"Boy Scouts on the Great Divide" by Archibald Lee Fletcher
By the time we lands at the iron pier she has knocked Coney so much that I has worked up a first class grouch.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
A MAN cannot keep his grouch and his friends at the same time.
"Reflections of a Bachelor Girl" by Helen Rowland
So I stepped back into my cabin, followed by the dog, who kept growling to himself like a man with a grouch.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt
Most of us was from the U. S., an' we grouched at his pokin' in.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Father Boone doesn't 'grouch' or snarl if a fellow breaks out.
"A Boy Knight" by Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
She ain't got no misery as I can find out; but she sartainly has a grouch!
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
What gits on my noives is his everlasting grouch.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
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In poetry:

Person of the shakeless grouch
Tamperer with the cream,
Idler, lounger, sloven, slouch
Despot of the steam--
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
"This cheese is high," grouched Buttinski,
"No hungry rat would eat it."
"This meat is tough," whined Ivanuff,
"I think we ought to beat it."
"Troubles In The Trenches" by Abner Cosens
'Isterical she was, or nearly so:
Too little grub, an' too much time to fret --
Ingrowin' grouch sich as few women know,
Or want to know -- an' yet,
When I glance at the parson, there I see
Raw misery.
"Rose" by C J Dennis
What ho! she bumps! My wish avails me not,
My work is coarse and Mame is onto me;
So am I never Johnny-on-the-spot
When any wooden Siwash ought to be.
Thus I get busy working up a grouch
Whenever heartless Mame harpoons me - ouch!
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

As my husband is growing older—he's 69 years old—he is becoming a grouch with bad behavior, to the point where I do not want to go out in public with him.
Indie rapper The Grouch is bringing his How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour back to Boulder once again.
In his sixth annual holiday tour, The Grouch will be joined in the headlining spot by fellow indie rapper Eligh.
'Barry the Grouch ' brings feisty spirit to Whitecaps.
The Grouch and Zion I at Casanova.
Grouch Surfing Saturday (June 4), 10pm, Casanova, Makawao.
Zion I & the Grouch .
I'm going to sound like an awful grouch.
I must object to your portrayal of my father, Orson Welles , in your article "Oscar Is Sometimes a Grouch".
Oscar the Grouch used to be orange.
Everyone told me Jeff Kent was a grouch, and he was.
0Anderson Cooper conversed with Oscar the Grouch while presenting at the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills June 23.
Attributed to Groucho Marx I wish I had thought of that Grouch.
Oscar de la Renta and Oscar the Grouch.
" Sesame Street" characters including Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch (The Oklahoman Archives).
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