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Meldrew

(ˈmɛldruː)
n
informal a person, esp a middle-aged or elderly man, who is habitually peevish, pessimistic, and cynical; curmudgeon
[C20: named after Victor Meldrew, curmudgeonly hero of the 1990s BBC television situation comedy One Foot in the Grave, written by David Renwick]
ˈMeldrewish adj
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I think he is the Welsh equivalent to Victor Meldrew Anne Henry Mynydd-Isa, Mold
One Foot in the Grave 1990 to 2000 Scarcely requiring any introduction, this series featured one of British comedy's most enduring creations in irascible pensioner Victor Meldrew, who after being forced to retire from his job as a security guard, finds himself at war with the world and everything in it.