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Definition of the noun grouch

What does grouch mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: grouches

  1. a bad-tempered person

Alternative definition of the noun grouch


  1. One who is grumpy or irritable.

Definition of the verb grouch

What does grouch mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: grouched | grouching | grouches

  1. show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]Susan complained
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation]Ellen complained, 'The mail didn't come today.' | Ellen warned, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Ellen complained about the situation
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic] to [Recipient]Ellen complained about the situation to Helen
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient]Susan complained to Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, quotation]Ellen complained to Helen, 'The mail didn't come today.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Heather cabled to Sara that the party would be tonight | Susan complained to Rachel that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] about [Topic]The prime minister complained to the former president about U.S. interference in his country's affairs

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): bellyache, bitch, boast, brag, complain, crab, gripe, grouse, grumble, kvetch, moan, object, whine.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of grouch: grumble / scold
    • more generic terms: complain / kick / kvetch / plain / quetch / sound off = express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

Alternative definition of the verb grouch


  1. [intransitive] To be grumpy or irritable; to complain.


Who is Grouch?

Grouch a.k.a. The Grouch, is an MC, producer, and member of the underground hip hop groups the Living Legends, G&E and The CMA. He was born in Oakland, California, where he attended Bishop O'Dowd High School.


Grouch is a musical group.

  • album: "Dynamo"


  1. Grouch is a fictional character from Sesame Street.
  2. Grouch is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Mrs. Grouch and Oscar the Grouch.


"Grouch" a.k.a. "Rocko's Quest" is a video game developed by Revistronic.


  1. Grouch a.k.a. The Grouches are a race of creatures in Sesame Street.
  2. Grouch, also known as Rocko’s Quest in North America, is a Spanish 3D action, thriller, adventure video game developed by Revistonic Games and published by Big City Games. It was first released in 2000, and later was re-released on May 13, 2003 for Windows. The game follows the story of Rocko — a powerful man whose girlfriend is kidnapped by wired creatures that have attacked his country.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Grouch

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Google previewOut and about with Your Dog (2009)

by Sue Sternberg

The Grouch is the dog who walks rather slowly around the Dog Park, actually exercising very little, tail usually raised up, forehead usually furrowed...

Google previewWhat Do You Do with This Book? (2013)

Rhyming Fun for Everyone by Al Wight

A grouch is a person who is irritable or complains regularly.

Google previewThe Complete Book of Zingers (1990)

by Croft M. Pentz

A grouch is a fellow who has sized himself up and then is ...

Google previewDictionary of Proverbs (2005)

by G.kleiser

William James A grouch is a person who somehow can manage to find something wrong even with the good old days. A groundless rumor often covers a lot" of ground. A hard thing about business is minding your own. A harp is a piano after ...

Google previewYou Can Do It--Even if Others Say You Can't (2008)

by John Mason

The trouble with being a grouch is that you have to make new ...

Google previewUnity and Diversity in Language Use (2006)

by Kristyan Miller, Paul Thompson

But a more up-to-date grouch is that now 'we look at the trees but ...

Google previewThe Soul Is Returning Home (2001)

An Inspired Book of Concentrated Spiritual Messages by Theodore Eckhart

Putting a blushing smile on someone's face or getting a belly laugh out of a determined grouch is an act of power. Remember, this power applies not only to the words you speak but also to the words you express through body language.

Google previewHarness (1919)

A grouch is a man who has soured. Nothing suits him. The town is rotten, the state is in the hands of grafters, the country has gone to the bow-wows! Everything is wrong! People soon stay away from ,the man who has permitted himself to get ...

Google previewPaint, Oil and Chemical Review ... (1883)

The grouch is a coward and.brave men detest the ' coward. Because the grouch has some power and authority...

The grouch is the result of evil thought, the smile is the result of good thought. You should realize that some things go right and ...

Google previewJournal of Education (1920)

A grouch is a mental rupture. The mind does not function when under any emotional strain. Wisconsin is leading in the campaign for teacherages for public school teachers. ...♢«♢»«...

Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

grouch. The words grouch and grudge are variants of obsolete grutch, from Old French grouchier 'to grumble, murmur', of unknown origin. Grouse may be related . peremptory. This was first used as a legal term meaning 'admitting no refusal' ...

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

by Oxford University Press

grouch /grouCH/ n. habitually discontented person.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

grouch [L19th] The words grouch and grudge [LME] are variants of obsolete grutch, from Old French grouchier 'to grumble, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

Exchanges are negociated by the asper or cara grouch, the par of the cara grouch is 4s. 6d. sterling, and it is given in exchange for a Spanish Seville dollar, or a rix-dollar of Germany, Amsterdam, &c. allowing a premium on the negociation as ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

grotbags adjective unattractive, inferior UK, 1964 grouch noun an ill-tempered person US, 1900 grouch bag noun literally, a small bag hidden on the person with emergency funds in it; figuratively, a wallet or a person«s supply of money US, ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

~Groevz - Groves ~grekoe - greco ~groin - groin ~gremlin - gremlin ~grouch - grouch ~grendool - grendel ~groul - growl ~grenich - greenwich ~ground - ground ~grenuddeen - grenadine ~groundhaag - groundhog ~Gretu - Greta ~ groundlis ...

Google previewA dictionary of English etymology (1859)

by H. Wedgwood

Grouch. A cross, as in crutchedfricrs, the crossed friars, or friars who wore a cross; crouch mass, a festival in honour of the holy cross. To crouch, to mark with the sign of the cross.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

morbid Gruesome fiend—ghoul Gruff—hoarse Gruff and grumpy—surly Grumble—grouse, nag, moan, whine, complain Grumbler—grouch, curmudgeon Grumbling person—grouch Grumpy—grouchy, disgruntled Grunt by a pig—oink ...

Google previewThe Comprehensive Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1921)

by Funk & Wagnalls Company

grouch, 1 graudh; 2 grouch. [Colloq.

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Usage statistics about grouch

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Quotes about Grouch

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest, the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the sinner his justification. (Helen Rowland)
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Scrabble value of G2R1O1U1C3H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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