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grouchy

[grou-chee] /ˈgraʊ tʃi/
adjective, grouchier, grouchiest.
1.
sullenly discontented; sulky; morose; ill-tempered.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; grouch + -y1
Related forms
grouchily, adverb
grouchiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for grouchily

grouchy

/ˈɡraʊtʃɪ/
adjective grouchier, grouchiest
1.
(informal) bad-tempered; tending to complain; peevish
Derived Forms
grouchily, adverb
grouchiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for grouchily

grouchy

adj.

1895, U.S. college student slang, from grouch + -y (2). Related: Grouchily; grouchiness.

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