emmanuel mar quis de

Grouchy

[groo-shee]
noun
Emmanuel [e-ma-ny-el] , Marquis de, 1766–1847, French general.
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grouchy (ˈɡraʊtʃɪ)
 
adj , grouchier, grouchiest
informal bad-tempered; tending to complain; peevish
 
grouchily
 
adv
 
grouchiness
 
n

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grouchy
1895, of uncertain origin, possibly from grutching "complaint, grumbling" (see grudge). Grouch (n.) "ill-tempered person" is a 1900 back-formation. Grouch bag "purse for carrying hidden money" (1908) is the source of the nickname of U.S. comedian Julius "Groucho" Marx, who
supposedly carried his money in one to poker games.
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