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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A habitually complaining or irritable person.
  • n. A grumbling or sulky mood: in a grouch about the long line for tickets.
  • n. A complaint; a grudge: had only one grouch against the landlord.
  • intransitive v. To grumble or sulk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who is grumpy or irritable.
  • v. To be grumpy or irritable; to complain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bad-tempered person.
  • intransitive v. to complain habitually, especially about minor or routine annoyances.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fit of sulkiness.
  • To be sullen or morose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
  • n. a bad-tempered person

Etymologies

From Middle English grucchen, to grumble, complain; see grudge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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