grouches

grouch

[grouch]
verb (used without object)
1.
to be sulky or morose; show discontent; complain, especially in an irritable way.
noun
2.
a sulky, complaining, or morose person.
3.
a sulky, irritable, or morose mood.

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


2. grumbler, spoilsport, crab, killjoy.
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grouch (ɡraʊtʃ)
 
vb
1.  to complain; grumble
 
n
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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