to grumble or complain in a sulky way
Origin of grouchfrom earlier grutch from Middle English grucchen: see grudge
- a person who is habitually grouchy, surly, irritable, etc.
- a grumbling or sulky mood
- a complaint
- 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.
intransitive verbgrouched, grouch·ing, grouch·es
To grumble or sulk.
Origin of grouchFrom Middle English grucchen to grumble, complain ; see grudge .
(third-person singular simple present grouches, present participle grouching, simple past and past participle grouched)
- (intransitive) To be grumpy or irritable; to complain.
- He spent all his time grouching about the problem instead of fixing it.