[souuhr-poos, sou-er-]
noun Informal.
a person having a grouchy disposition that is often accompanied by a scowling facial expression.

1935–40; sour + puss2 Unabridged
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sourpuss (ˈsaʊəˌpʊs)
informal a person whose facial expression or nature is habitually gloomy or sullen
[C20: from sour + puss²]

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sourpuss definition

  1. n.
    a grouchy or frowning person. (See also picklepuss.) : What a sourpuss! He makes King Kong look sweet.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Although tenure denial is a painful rejection on both professional and personal levels, you need to avoid being a sourpuss.
Fifteen years is a long time to spend trying to satisfy spoiled movie stars, sourpuss producers and cranky critics.
It is slow moving, and you fail to care about the main character because she is such a sourpuss.
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