sorehead

(redirected from soreheads)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.

sore·head

 (sôr′hĕd′)
n. Slang
One who is easily offended, annoyed, or angered.

sorehead

(ˈsɔːˌhɛd)
n
informal chiefly US and Canadian a peevish or disgruntled person
ˌsoreˈheadedly adv
ˌsoreˈheadedness n

sore•head

(ˈsɔrˌhɛd, ˈsoʊr-)

n. Informal.
a disgruntled or vindictive person, esp. an unsportsmanlike loser.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sorehead - someone who is peevish or disgruntled
malcontent - a person who is discontented or disgusted

sorehead

noun
Slang. A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, griper, grouser.
Translations

sorehead

[ˈsɔːhed] N (US) → persona f resentida

sorehead

n (US inf) → Brummbär m (inf)
References in periodicals archive ?
God knows what the hangovers will be like and, at some local hotel the team leader of a big bunch of visiting punters will come down to breakfast, look at the soreheads wrestling with the egg and bacon, and utter the old cry: "Morning lads, another day of drinking and guessing.
Hangovers are the penalty paid for a cracking Christmas and according to research carried out by frozen food company,Iceland, soreheads make us far more sensitive to everyday sounds.
If the situation is as the administration says, that this is a handful of Saddamist holdouts and soreheads who are mad because they've lost their retirement pay and a fairly small group of foreign Islamic terrorists who've come into the country, then I would predict that our effective counterguerrilla operations and civic action will erode this base of support and the problem will disappear before next summer.