Griesgram

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German grisgramen (to grind one’s teeth), from Old High German grisgramōn (idem). Later reanalyzed as a compound gries (grey) +‎ Gram (grief), which influenced the semantic development.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʁiːsˌɡʁaːm/
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Griesgram m (genitive Griesgrams or Griesgrames, plural Griesgrame)

  1. grumpy, ill-tempered person

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