grouch definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
to grumble or complain in a sulky way
Origin: ; from earlier grutch ; from Middle English grucchen: see grudge
- a person who grouches continually
- a grumbling or sulky mood
- a complaint
grouch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A habitually complaining or irritable person.
- A grumbling or sulky mood: in a grouch about the long line for tickets.
- A complaint; a grudge: had only one grouch against the landlord.
To grumble or sulk.
Origin: From Middle English grucchen, to grumble, complain; see grudge.