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.

1890–95, Americanism; variant of obsolete grutch < Old French groucher to grumble. See grudge

2. grumbler, spoilsport, crab, killjoy. Unabridged
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grouch (ɡraʊtʃ)
1.  to complain; grumble
2.  a complaint, esp a persistent one
3.  a person who is always grumbling
[C20: from obsolete grutch, from Old French grouchier to complain; see grudge]

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Example sentences
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.
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.
Airlines grouch that landing fees always rise at privatised airports.
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