grump

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly altered from grum, see there for more.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɹʌmp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌmp

Noun[edit]

grump (plural grumps)

  1. (informal) A habitually grumpy or complaining person.
  2. (informal) A grumpy mood.
    • 2004, Toby Chapman-Dawe, Passport to Performance: Raise Your Business Performance! (page 29)
      If you're not taking Action to change the situation, either sit in a grump or Accept it.

Verb[edit]

grump (third-person singular simple present grumps, present participle grumping, simple past and past participle grumped)

  1. (informal, intransitive) To complain.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 72:
      Grumping to himself as he made up his own bed, Bradly thought, "Have to wash that blanket; young blighter going to bed with all that mud on his feet."
  2. (informal, intransitive) To be grumpy.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “grump”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.