grumping

grump

[gruhmp]
noun
1.
a person given to constant complaining.
2.
Informal. the grumps, a depressed or sulky mood.
verb (used without object)
3.
to complain or sulk.

Origin:
1835–45; probably back formation from grumpy

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grump (ɡrʌmp)
 
n
1.  a surly or bad-tempered person
2.  (plural) a sulky or morose mood (esp in the phrase have the grumps)
 
vb
3.  (intr) to complain or grumble
 
[C18: dialect grump surly remark, probably of imitative origin]

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grump
"ill-humor," 1727, in humps and grumps "surly remarks," later the grumps "a fit of ill-humor" (1844), then "a person in ill humor" (1900); perhaps an extended sense of grum "morose, surly," which is probably related to Dan. grum "cruel;" or perhaps suggested by grumble, grunt, etc. Grumpy first recorded
1778.
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