verb (used without object)
to be sulky or morose; show discontent; complain, especially in an irritable way.
a sulky, complaining, or morose person.
a sulky, irritable, or morose mood.
Americanism; variant of obsolete
to grumble. See
grumbler, spoilsport, crab, killjoy.
to complain; grumble
a complaint, esp a persistent one
a person who is always grumbling
[C20: from obsolete
from Old French
to complain; see
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It seemed, however, that they simply wanted to go there to shout at the hippo for taking them by surprise and being such a grouch.
Airlines grouch that landing fees always rise at privatised airports.
Back home, one such grouch had ample reason to be grouchy.
Rush strikes me as hateful, partisan grouch who takes glee only in other's defeats and setbacks.