Grinch definition

grĭnch
A mean-spirited, spiteful person.
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A person who maliciously spoils the fun of others.
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Noun

Singular:
grinch
Plural:
grinches

Origin of grinch

  • After the Grinch title character of the children's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition