grump

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grump a bad-tempered person
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Usage

In literature:

Mrs. March was very busy trying to finish a letter, which must go at once, and Hannah had the grumps, for being up late didn't suit her.
"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
Grump, now much more than half a century old, had indeed never used the luxury in question.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
When Crusoe examined a bush, Grumps sat down to watch him; and when he dug a hole, Grumps looked into it to see what was there.
"The Dog Crusoe and His Master" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
It wasn't as if he wanted to be a grump.
"The Fortieth Door" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Every one started, and Grump's countenance did not gather amiability as he sneakingly noticed the general distrust.
"Romance of California Life" by John Habberton
Mr. Grump, you have a reputation for humor, or so I judge.
"Wide Courses" by James Brendan Connolly
Got the grumps about you.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Fellows in trouble ought to be like brothers, and I keep on having fits of the grumps.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
Mangivik and his wife grumped in reply.
"The Walrus Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
When Crusoe stopped, Grumps stopped and sat down to look at him.
"The Dog Crusoe and his Master" by R.M. Ballantyne
Don't grump over a few horses.
"The Dingo Boys" by G. Manville Fenn
But he's in the grumps.
"Dorothy's House Party" by Evelyn Raymond
Leave your grumps at the door and have a cup of chocolate, say I.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Grump, now much more than half a century old, had indeed never used the luxury in question.
"A History of Pendennis, Volume 1" by William Makepeace Thackeray
If I thought Rene was going to turn into a grump when he gets old I shouldn't mind.
"Abington Abbey" by Archibald Marshall
The veteran's in an exemplary state of grumps.
"Dorrien of Cranston" by Bertram Mitford
A visitor often comes to the house, at whose appearance Captain Barton retires to his den and grumps and growls over his beloved pipe.
"The Girl Crusoes" by Mrs. Herbert Strang
If so, we'll go and have a cigarette in my room before we start work with Grumps.
"Mr. Marx's Secret" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I tell you, Mr. Grump, this city has mighty few men such as you.
"Among the Humorists and After Dinner Speakers, Vol. I" by Various
Your hands are shaking like old Deacon Grump's, and your teeth chatter as if they were going to drop out.
"Marion Berkley" by Elizabeth B. Comins
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In news:

Our Man McCraw Remembers The Grump.
There he is, Paul Bristow, cocking his head, compelling you to cast off the grumps, wearing a fright wig, kicking up a leg.
My Daughters Nicknamed Me "The Grump".
Jim Mora can be kind of a grump.
' Grump ' and the Packers' safeties.
My Daughters Nicknamed Me "The Grump ".
Grump Old Man's football picks.
The Hobbit,' Grump indie market and 3 Star Brewery's holiday bash.
But does he have to be such a grump when it comes to Halloween.
The Hobbit,' Grump indie market and 3 Star Brewery 's holiday bash.
One of the best episodes of "The Wonder Years" had young Kevin going to his father's office and seeing, up close, what made his father such a grump at home.
For nearly a decade, she has been pop's most unregenerate grump, sneering contempt for everything over bubblegum-punk hooks.
) Grump's takes its coffee seriously.
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