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grouse1

[grous] /graʊs/
noun, plural grouse, grouses.
1.
any of numerous gallinaceous birds of the subfamily Tetraoninae.
2.
British. the red grouse.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; origin uncertain
Related forms
grouseless, adjective
grouselike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grouseless

grouse1

/ɡraʊs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to grumble; complain
noun
2.
a persistent complaint
Derived Forms
grouser, noun
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin

grouse2

/ɡraʊs/
noun (pl) grouse, grouses
1.
any gallinaceous bird of the family Tetraonidae, occurring mainly in the N hemisphere, having a stocky body and feathered legs and feet. They are popular game birds See also black grouse, red grouse
adjective
2.
(Austral & NZ, slang) excellent
Derived Forms
grouselike, adjective
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for grouseless

grouse

n.

type of game bird, 1530s, grows (plural, used collectively), of unknown origin, possibly from Latin or Welsh.

v.

"complain," 1885 (implied in grousergroucer, from Old French groucier "to murmur, grumble," of imitative origin (cf. Greek gru "a grunt," gruzein "to grumble"). Related: Groused; grousing. As a noun from 1918, from the verb.

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Slang definitions & phrases for grouseless

grouse

verb

To complain; bitch: No grousing, no foot-dragging, both signs of a solid pro (1887+ British armed forces)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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