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Definition of "grouch" []

  • A habitually complaining or irritable person. (noun)
  • A grumbling or sulky mood: in a grouch about the long line for tickets. (noun)
  • A complaint; a grudge: had only one grouch against the landlord. (noun)
  • To grumble or sulk. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grouch" in a sentence
  • "LIke I care that an old grouch is going to appear on SNL what a joke!!!!!!"
  • "Say “computer lingo” to most people, and they’ll rattle off their rudimentary knowledge of the meaning of byte, hacker and cybersex gritch the last marries digiporn to the portmanteau of grouch and glitch, producing a phrase meaning “hacker’s complaint about the encryption of dirty pictures”."
  • "Elmo is creepy even when I was kid I thought he was one of the stupiest muppets ever made and Oscar the grouch is a total pussy now he lives in a fucking recycling bin, Jim Henson must be rolling over in his grave."