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1. A cranky complaining person.
2. grumps A fit of ill temper. Used with the: "Hannah had the grumps, for being up late didn't suit her" (Louisa May Alcott).
intr.v. grumped, grump·ing, grumps
1. To mutter complaints.
2. To behave in a grumpy manner.
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1. a surly or bad-tempered person
2. (plural) a sulky or morose mood (esp in the phrase have the grumps)
(intr) to complain or grumble
[C18: dialect grump surly remark, probably of imitative origin]
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1. a grumpy person.
2. the grumps, a depressed mood.v.i.
3. to complain or sulk.
[1835–45; probably back formation from grumpy]
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Past participle: grumped
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