grouch


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grouch

 (grouch)
n.
1. A habitually complaining or irritable person.
2. A grumbling or sulky mood: in a grouch about the long line for tickets.
3. A complaint; a grudge: had only one grouch against the landlord.
intr.v. grouched, grouch·ing, grouch·es
To grumble or sulk.

[From Middle English grucchen, to grumble, complain; see grudge.]

grouch

(ɡraʊtʃ)
vb (intr)
to complain; grumble
n
1. a complaint, esp a persistent one
2. a person who is always grumbling
[C20: from obsolete grutch, from Old French grouchier to complain; see grudge]

grouch

(graʊtʃ)

n., v. grouched, grouch•ing. n.
1. a sulky, complaining, or morose person.
2. a sulky or irritable mood.
3. a complaint.
v.i.
4. to be sulky or morose; complain irritably.
[1890–95, Amer.; variant of obsolete grutch < Old French groucher to grumble. See grudge]

grouch


Past participle: grouched
Gerund: grouching

Imperative
grouch
grouch
Present
I grouch
you grouch
he/she/it grouches
we grouch
you grouch
they grouch
Preterite
I grouched
you grouched
he/she/it grouched
we grouched
you grouched
they grouched
Present Continuous
I am grouching
you are grouching
he/she/it is grouching
we are grouching
you are grouching
they are grouching
Present Perfect
I have grouched
you have grouched
he/she/it has grouched
we have grouched
you have grouched
they have grouched
Past Continuous
I was grouching
you were grouching
he/she/it was grouching
we were grouching
you were grouching
they were grouching
Past Perfect
I had grouched
you had grouched
he/she/it had grouched
we had grouched
you had grouched
they had grouched
Future
I will grouch
you will grouch
he/she/it will grouch
we will grouch
you will grouch
they will grouch
Future Perfect
I will have grouched
you will have grouched
he/she/it will have grouched
we will have grouched
you will have grouched
they will have grouched
Future Continuous
I will be grouching
you will be grouching
he/she/it will be grouching
we will be grouching
you will be grouching
they will be grouching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grouching
you have been grouching
he/she/it has been grouching
we have been grouching
you have been grouching
they have been grouching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grouching
you will have been grouching
he/she/it will have been grouching
we will have been grouching
you will have been grouching
they will have been grouching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grouching
you had been grouching
he/she/it had been grouching
we had been grouching
you had been grouching
they had been grouching
Conditional
I would grouch
you would grouch
he/she/it would grouch
we would grouch
you would grouch
they would grouch
Past Conditional
I would have grouched
you would have grouched
he/she/it would have grouched
we would have grouched
you would have grouched
they would have grouched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grouch - a bad-tempered persongrouch - a bad-tempered person    
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
crabby person, crab - a quarrelsome grouch
hothead, fire-eater - a belligerent grouch
misanthrope, misanthropist - someone who dislikes people in general
Verb1.grouch - show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

grouch

verb
1. complain, moan, grumble, beef (slang), carp, bitch (slang), whine, grouse, gripe (informal), whinge (informal), bleat, find fault, bellyache (slang), kvetch (U.S. slang) They grouched about how hard-up they were.
noun
1. moaner, complainer, grumbler, whiner, grouser, malcontent, curmudgeon, crosspatch (informal), crab (informal), faultfinder He's an old grouch but she puts up with him.
2. complaint, protest, objection, grievance, moan, grumble, beef (slang), grouse, gripe (informal) One of their biggest grouches is the new system of payment

grouch

noun
A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, griper, grouser.
verb
To express negative feelings, especially of dissatisfaction or resentment:
Informal: crab, gripe, grouse, kick.
Slang: beef, bellyache, bitch.
Translations
شَخص كَثير الشَّكْوىشَكوى، تَذَمُّريَشْكو، يَتَذَمَّر
brbláníbrblatbručounreptat
beklage siggnavpotteklage
mogorva ember
nöldranöldur, kvörtunnöldurseggur
bėdotiniurgzlysniurzgėjimasniurzgėtiniurzgus
īgņaīgņotiesīgnums
hundrošreptaniešomrať
şikâyetşikâyet eden kimseşikâyet etmeksöylenmekvır vır

grouch

[graʊtʃ]
B. N
1. (= person) → refunfuñón/ona m/f, cascarrabias mf inv
2. (= complaint) → queja f

grouch

[ˈgraʊtʃ]
vi (= complain) → rouspéter
to grouch about sth → rouspéter au sujet de qch
n (= person) → rouspéteur/euse m/f

grouch

n
(= complaint)Klage f; to have a grouch (= grumble)schimpfen (→ about über +acc)
(inf: = person) → Miesepeter m (inf), → Muffel m (inf)
vischimpfen, meckern (inf)

grouch

[graʊtʃ] (fam)
1. vibrontolare
2. n (person) → brontolone/a
she's always got a grouch (complaint) → ha sempre da brontolare

grouch

(grautʃ) verb
to complain. He's quite happy in his job although he's always grouching (about it).
noun
1. a person who complains.
2. a complaint.
ˈgrouchy adjective
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Had his barkeepers been asked, they would have described his mental condition as a grouch. But Carter Watson did not know this.
If anything or anybody can take the grouch out of Pendleton this afternoon, she can.
They're grouched because they got to dance together.
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Caroll Spinney announced in a statement Wednesday that he's handing over Big Bird and his other character, Oscar the Grouch, to younger performers.
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