Crossword clues for grouch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
grouch \grouch\ (grouch), n. A bad-tempered person.
Syn: grump, crank, churl, crosspatch.
grouch \grouch\ v. i. to complain habitually, especially about minor or routine annoyances.
Syn: grumble, gripe.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"ill-tempered person," 1896, earlier "state of irritable glumness" (1890, in expressions such as to have a grouch on), U.S. college student slang, of uncertain origin, possibly from grutching "complaint, grumbling" (see grutch). \n\nThe Grouch, on the other Hand, gave a correct Imitation of a Bear with a Sore Toe. His Conversation was largely made up of Grunts. He carried a Facial Expression that frightened little Children in Street Cars and took all the Starch out of sentimental Young Ladies. He seemed perpetually to carry the Hoof-Marks of a horrible Nightmare.
[George Ade, "People You Know," 1902]\nThe verb is 1916, from the noun. Related: Grouched; grouching. Grouch bag "purse for carrying hidden money" (1908) is the source of the nickname of U.S. comedian Julius "Groucho" Marx (1890-1977), who supposedly carried his money in one to poker games.
n. 1 A complaint, a grumble, a fit of ill-humor. (from the late 19th c) 2 One who is grumpy or irritable. (from the early 20th c) vb. (context intransitive English) To be grumpy or irritable; to complain. (from the early 20th c)
Grouch, also known as Rocko’s Quest in North America, is a Spanish 3D action, thriller, adventure video game developed by Revistonic Games and published by Big City Games. It was first released in 2000, and later was re-released on May 13, 2003 for Windows. The game follows the story of Rocko — a powerful man whose girlfriend is kidnapped by wired creatures that have attacked his country.
Usage examples of "grouch".
Following my gaze, Viv stares at the Grouch, whose empty black and white eyes stare hauntingly back.
She reached for her street coat, took from it a chamois grouch bag that clinked richly, and upended it on the dressing table, pouring out a heap of gold coins.
Because old Mr Keene was a grouch and wouldn't let kids under twelve eat their stuff at the soda fountain (he claimed the pinball machines in the back room might corrupt them), they took the frappes in two huge waxed containers up to Bassey Park and sat on the grass to drink them.
She hoped that Patty was tucking away plenty in the grouch bag - then she remembered that Aunt Patty was now one of Mike’.
Wulfric grouched as soon as Milisant's racing footsteps could no longer be heard.
He grouched, “I expect you to take only what you need to compensate yourself for your labors.
Another fragging angle, I grouched to myself as I drove southwest into deepest darkest downtown—corruption in Lone Star itself.
Spode didn't have to have logical reasons for setting about people he wasn't fond of, and it might be that he was like Florence and would work off his grouch on the first available innocent bystander.
She hoped that Patty was tucking away plenty in the grouch bag_then she remembered that Aunt Patty was now one of Mike's water brothers (and her own, of course) and Mike's endless fortune gave Patty certain old-age insurance.
Keene was a grouch and wouldn't let kids under twelve eat their stuff at the soda fountain (he claimed the pinball machines in the back room might corrupt them), they took the frappes in two huge waxed containers up to Bassey Park and sat on the grass to drink them.
Grouch and Tarantula's house, where she picked up hardware that enabled her to change traffic signals and jam phone taps.
Ted was working in a garage through the summer vacation, and he related his daily triumphs: how he had found a cracked ball-race, what he had said to the Old Grouch, what he had said to the foreman about the future of wireless telephony.