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v. griped, grip·ing, gripes
1. Informal To complain naggingly or petulantly; grumble.
2. To have sharp pains in the bowels.
1. Informal To irritate; annoy: Her petty complaints really gripe me.
2. To cause sharp pain in the bowels of.
3. To grasp; seize.
4. To oppress or afflict.
1. Informal A complaint.
2. gripes Sharp, spasmodic pains in the bowels.
3. A firm hold; a grasp.
4. A grip; a handle.

[Middle English gripen, to seize, from Old English grīpan.]

grip′er n.
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Informal. A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, grouser.
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During his 1819-20 voyage in Hecla and Griper, Edward Parry sailed through Lancaster Sound and its continuation, Barrow Strait, as far as Melville Island.
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The behavior types identified include: a) the advisor, b) the attacker, c) the bragger, d) the bully, e) the dictator, f) the doubting Thomas, g) the drop out, h) everyone talks at once, i) the griper, j) the head shaker, k) the interrupter, l) the joker, m) the know it all, n) the late comers, o) the loudmouth, p) the playboy/playgirl, q) the preacher, r) the silent type, s) the teacher's pet, and t) the whisperers.
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He is a hopeless griper, as distinguished from a constructive critic.