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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Probably from grutch 'complaint' (14-19 centuries), from Old French grouchier 'to complain'

grouch

1 noun
     
grouch1 informal
1 [countable] someone who is always complaining:
an old grouch
2 [countable] something unimportant that you complain about

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