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grouse 1

n. pl. grouse or grous·es
Any of various plump, chiefly ground-dwelling gallinaceous birds of the subfamily Tetraoninae of northern North America and Eurasia, characteristically having feathered legs and nostrils and mottled plumage.

[Origin unknown.]

grouse 2

 (grous) Informal
intr.v. groused, grous·ing, grous·es
To complain; grumble.
A cause for complaint.

[Perhaps from French dialectal groucer, from Old French grouchier; see grudge.]

grous′er n.
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Informal. A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, griper.


n (inf)Meckerfritze m/-liese f (inf)
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Maybe it's genetics, the food we eat, or the late nights we keep, but a parent who's a grump is bound to have at least one little grouser in the house.