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sourpuss

[souuh r-poo s, sou-er-] /ˈsaʊərˌpʊs, ˈsaʊ ər-/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person having a grouchy disposition that is often accompanied by a scowling facial expression.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; sour + puss2
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British Dictionary definitions for sour-puss

sourpuss

/ˈsaʊəˌpʊs/
noun
1.
(informal) a person whose facial expression or nature is habitually gloomy or sullen
Word Origin
C20: from sour + puss²
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Word Origin and History for sour-puss

sourpuss

n.

1937, from sour (adj.) + puss (n.2) "face."

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Slang definitions & phrases for sour-puss

sourpuss

noun

A morose person; a chronic complainer and moaner; picklepuss: the regular assortment of first-night sourpusses and professional runners down/ He'd change into a sour-pan (entry form 1937+, variant 1942+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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