Definition of grump

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grump


[ gruhmp ]


/ grʌmp /


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noun


a person given to constant complaining.



Informal

.

the grumps,



a depressed or sulky mood.


verb (used without object)


to complain or sulk.

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Origin of


grump

First recorded in 1835–45; probably back formation from

grumpy

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Alderman

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beat a hasty retreat while the crowd set up a loud shout of derision—for he was universally hated and despised.


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Now be it known that this Mr.

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‘s countenance did not gather amiability as he sneakingly noticed the general distrust.


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British Dictionary definitions for

grump


grump


/ (

ɡrʌmp

)

informal

/


noun


a surly or bad-tempered person


(plural)


a sulky or morose mood (esp in the phrase

have the grumps

)


verb


(intr)


to complain or grumble

Word Origin for

grump

C18: dialect

grump

surly remark, probably of imitative origin
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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