sourpuss


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sour·puss

 (sour′po͝os′)
n. Slang
A habitually gloomy or sullen person.

[sour + puss.]

sourpuss

(ˈsaʊəˌpʊs)
n
informal a person whose facial expression or nature is habitually gloomy or sullen
[C20: from sour + puss2]

sour•puss

(ˈsaʊərˌpʊs, ˈsaʊ ər-)

n. Informal.
a grouchy, often scowling person.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sourpuss - someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome

sourpuss

noun
Slang. A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, griper, grouser.
Translations

sourpuss

[ˈsaʊəpʊs] Namargado/a m/f

sourpuss

n (inf)Miesepeter m (inf)
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